~ Bier macht selig, Wein macht fröhlich ~
Makes sense to me on this blue/gray salt-glazed stoneware stein marked 374 and 23 in ink ca. 1900.
Bier macht selig,
Wein macht fröhlich,
drum trinke Bier und trinke wein,
so wirst du selig und fròhlich sein.
Beer makes one happy,
(and) wine makes one merry,
therefore drink beer and drink wine
so you will be happy and merry.
Translation:Roy De Selms
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