Moderation Vs. Total Abstinence: Or, Dr. Crosby and His Reviewers

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National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1881 - Controlled drinking - 126 pages

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Page 53 - I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for not without dust and heat.
Page 48 - I am very confident, the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of his holy word. For my part, I cannot sufficiently bewail the condition of the reformed churches, who are come to a period in religion, and will go, at present, no farther than the instruments of their reformation.
Page 72 - 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 49 - Nor is it at all incredible, that a book which has been so long in the possession of mankind should contain many truths as yet undiscovered. For, all the same phenomena and the same faculties of investigation, from which such great discoveries in natural knowledge have been made in the present and last age, were equally in the possession of mankind several thousand years before...
Page 108 - Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Page 79 - No such right as the one supposed is purchased by the importer, and no injury in any accurate sense is inflicted on him by denying to him the power demanded. He has not purchased, and cannot purchase, from the Government that which it could not ensure to him — a sale independently of the laws and policy of the States.
Page 42 - We find it convenient to use railways. Are they " contrary to revealed religion" ? Jesus never married, neither did most of his apostles. Is marriage, therefore, " contrary to revealed religion " ? Jesus allowed a husband to put away his wife if she had committed adultery, he himself being judge and executioner. We forbid him to do it, and make him submit to jury trial and a judge's decision. Are such divorce laws, therefore, " contrary to revealed religion " ? Jesus said to the person guilty of...
Page 116 - That in view of the alarming prevalence and ill effects of intemperance, with which none are so familiar as members of the medical profession, and which have called forth from eminent...
Page 71 - A license to sell an article, foreign or domestic, as a merchant, or innkeeper or victualler, is a matter of police and of revenue, within the power of a State.
Page 125 - My final conclusion is this, viz. : that, whenever the Scriptures speak of wine as a comfort, a blessing, or a libation to God, and rank it with such articles as corn and oil, they mean — they can mean — only such wine as contained no alcohol that could have a mischievous tendency ; that wherein they denounce it, prohibit it, and connect it with drunkenness and revelling ; they can mean only alcoholic or intoxicating wine.

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