“Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning;
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain,
Gives genius better discerning.”
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)
English author and eccentric.
“For ....we can make liquor to sweeten our lips Of pumpkins and parsnips and walnut-tree chips.”
Henry David Thoreau, 'Walden' (1854)