Norway . Lofoten . Olim peractam . .
+In vino veritas +.
“In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas”, i.e., “In wine there is truth, in water there is health.” “נכנס יין יצא סוד”, i.e., "In came wine, out went a secret.
In the 1770s, Benjamin Cooke wrote a glee by the title of In Vino Veritas. His lyrics [with modern punctuation, etc.] are as follows:
Round, round with the glass, boys, as fast as you can,
Since he who don’t drink cannot be a true man.
For if truth is in wine, then ‘tis all but a whim
To think a man’s true when the wine’s not in him.
Drink, drink, then, and hold it a maxim divine
That there’s virtue in truth, and there’s truth in good wine!4