The Text-book of Temperance in Relation to Morals, Science, Criticism, and History

Trübner, 1871 - 282 pages

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Page 11 - Almighty Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of Thy laws, and in the works of Thy commandments...
Page 147 - Resolved, That it be recommended to the several legislatures of the United States, immediately to pass laws the most effectual for putting an immediate stop to the pernicious practice of distilling grain, by which the most extensive evils are likely to be derived, if not quickly prevented.
Page 257 - Thus the mind itself is bowed to the yoke: even in what people do for pleasure, conformity is the first thing thought of; they like in crowds; they exercise choice only among things commonly done: peculiarity of taste, eccentricity of conduct, are shunned equally with crimes: until by dint of not following their own nature they have no nature to follow...
Page 77 - ... on the fifth and sixth days after alcohol was left off, and apparently at the time when the last traces of alcohol were eliminated, showed in the sphygmographic tracings signs of unusual feebleness; and perhaps in consequence of this, when the brandy quickened the heart again, the tracings showed a more rapid contraction of the ventricles, but less power, than in the alcoholic period. The brandy acted, in fact, on a heart whose nutrition had not been perfectly restored.
Page 77 - Admitting that each beat of the heart was as strong during the alcoholic period as in the water period (and it was really more powerful), the heart on the last two days of alcohol was doing one-fifth more work. Adopting the lowest estimate which has been given of the daily work...
Page 147 - An act to lay a duty on strong liquors, and for regulating inns and taverns, so far as it relates to the city of New York, and for other purposes,'
Page 77 - Adopting this, the mean daily excess of beats during the alcoholic days was 14,492, or an increase of rather more than 1 3 per cent. The first day of alcohol gave an excess of 4 per cent., and the last of 23 per cent. ; and the mean of these two gives almost the same percentage of excess as the mean of the six days.
Page 130 - Look not upon the wine when it is red, When it giveth his color in the cup, When it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder.
Page 238 - ... which seems the greatest accusation that can be upon the Maker of all good things. If they be not to be used, why did God make them?
Page 87 - ... in health and disease. The effects on appetite and on circulation are the practical points to seize; and, if we are correct in our inferences, the commencement of narcotism marks the point when both appetite and circulation will begin to be damaged. As to the metamorphosis of nitrogenous tissues or to animal heat, it seems improbable that alcohol in quantities that can be properly used in diet has any effect; it appears...

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