“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come,
And let my liver rather heat with wine
Than my heart cool with mortifying groans,
Why should a man whose blood is warm within
Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?”
(Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 1)
Tips for Use. A good answer to a question on your philosophy of life. Alternatively, a rationalization for your liking of wine, or in praise of wine itself. In any event one can always be old enough to know worse. The line may possibly suggest a calculated diversion to a question about your age. On the other hand you can always say, “I am old enough to have good taste and young enough to have an appetite. For some middle age may be especially tricky. That is when some people begin to exchange their emotion for symptoms.
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In the play. Gratiano attempts to cheer up Antonio who is melancholy by nature or disposition
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