This line from a George Herbert poem bespeaks a sense of abundance and satiety – the wine is made of grapes, so you don’t need them besides.  Herbert collected nearly two thousand aphorisms and they echo in his poetry.


‘But can he want the grape, who hath the wine?

                  I have their fruit and more.’


Source: ‘The Bunch of Grapes’, George Herbert, quoted in John Drury, Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert (London: Penguin Books, 2014), p. 223

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