Textbook of Temperance

Z. P. Vose & Company, 1809 - 312 pages

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Page 292 - 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 179 - 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 53 - Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not ; for a blessing is in it : so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
Page 210 - And if any State deems the retail and internal traffic in ardent spirits injurious to its citizens, and calculated to produce idleness, vice, or debauchery, I see nothing in the constitution of the United States to prevent it from regulating and restraining the traffic, or from prohibiting it altogether, if it thinks proper.
Page 124 - 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 278 - ... 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 71 - We can prove with mathematical certainty, that as much flour or meal as can lie on the point of a tableknife is more nutritious than five measures (about eight or ten quarts ?) of the best Bavarian beer...
Page 210 - States, yet, as congress has made no regulation on the subject, the traffic in the article may be lawfully regulated by the State as soon as it is landed in its territory, and a tax imposed upon it, or a license required, or the sale altogether prohibited, according to the policy which the State may suppose to be its interest or duty to pursue.
Page 184 - WHEREAS the subscriber, through the pernicious habit of drinking, has greatly hurt himself in purse and person, and rendered himself odious to all his acquaintance, and finding there is no possibility of breaking off from the said * Lord Lyitleton. practice, but through...
Page 98 - ... silent, almost morose, and extremely miserable. Then, indeed, we felt the horrors and the sorrows of the drunkard's lot, and saw with a clearness which can only be perceived by such experience, how certain it is that he must again drain the intoxicating cup. In addition, every mental perception was darkened ; and the dreaminess, which is not an unpleasant feature of it, is a condition in which neither thought nor imagination acquires power.

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