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Wine glass with bowl verse

«Welcome for the first time and every time here again»

The bourgeoisie in the 18th century loved ceremonies. When toasting, it was not uncommon to at the same time give a small speech in verse or prose or, - or if you had nothing on your mind, read out some fine words engraved on the wine glass.

Many of the verses recur, and the glass engraver must have had a small stock of verses from which the client could choose, but he has probably also tried his hand as a poet.

The bowl verses

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