We'll drink to-night with hearts as light, To love, as gay and fleeting As bubbles that swim, on the beaker's brim, And break on the lips while meeting. A brave stave that who calls? Mr. Starbuck? Aye, aye, sir, just through with this job coming. Midnight, Forecastle Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies! Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain! Our captain's commanded.

We'll drink to-night with hearts as light, To love, as gay and fleeting As bubbles that swim, on the beaker's brim, And break on the lips while meeting. A brave stave that who calls? Mr. Starbuck? Aye, aye, sir, just through with this job coming. Midnight, Forecastle. Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies! Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain! Our captain's commanded.

With a glass of it in his hand, under a side gas-light, in the drawing-room of his Aunt Formica, he had proposed marriage to a handsome dashing girl, and the handsome dashing girl had accepted him. They swallowed the bubbles on the "beaker's brim," thinking it was the Cup of Life they were drinking from. Neither supposed that the moment was one of exhilaration or enthusiasm.

She was just at that stage of excitement when "a rose-leaf on the beaker's brim" causes the overflow of the cup. The undulations of the water, under the floor and over it, contributed still further to the feeling; and she hurried to the lounge to save herself from falling. Here she threw herself beside Willie, and cried a little, quietly, under cover of her shawl. "There she goes!

That was surely Assha's brown hair, his slender wiry body draped with a Beaker's kilt. A familiar tilt of the head convinced Ross, though he could not see the man's face. The quiet man went down the hall, leaving Assha before a door. As he passed through it Ross sped forward and followed him inside. Assha had crossed the bare room and was standing on a glowing plate in the floor.

In a college-student's ditty is a strain conveying some hint of such parley: "We'll sing to-night with hearts as light And joys as gay and fleeting As the bubbles that swim on the beaker's brim And break on the lips at meeting." The bubbles that break on the lips are past mending. The effervescence and sparkle of wine can only be known as the glass is filled.