Give me women, wine, and snuff

from John Keats – Give Me Women, Wine, and Snuff on Rap Genius

Meaning

An aggressive, assertive opening to a wonderfully direct poem. Keats kicks it off with an imperative, demanding the three things that, at some point, most men demand. Controversial, yes, but the Romantics were a controversial bunch.

This would be considered a centuries-old precursor to rap’s preferred trio: pussy, money, and weed.

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