Solitary drinking may suggest one is headed for the gutter, but the eighth-century Chinese poet Li Po, a celebrated wine lover, took a different point of view in his "Drinking Alone by Moonlight": "A cup of wine, under the flowering trees; / I drink alone, for no friend is near.
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