The Advantages and Disadvantages of Drunkenness: Containing a Variety of Plain and Important Maxims, Well Worthy of Being Remembered by Every Man in the Nation

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Trustees of the publishing fund, 1821 - Alcoholism - 12 pages
 

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Page 8 - Who hath woe ? who hath sorrow ? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause ? who hath redness of eyes ? They that tarry long at the wine ; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Page 8 - The night is far spent, the day is at hand : let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day : not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Page 8 - Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these : adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like; of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Page 8 - And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts : but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of His hands.
Page 3 - IF you wish to be always thirsty, be a drunkard, for the oftener and more you drink, the oftener and more thirsty you will be. If you seek to prevent your friends raising you in the world, be a drunkard, for that will defeat all their efforts. If you would effectually counteract your own attempts to do well, be a drunkard, and you will not be disappointed.
Page 7 - All the crimes on earth do not destroy so many of the human race nor alienate so much property as drunkenness.
Page 6 - Finally, if you are determined to be utterly destroyed, in estate, body, and soul, be a Drunkard; and you will soon know that it is impossible to adopt a more effectual means to accomplish your — END.
Page 4 - If you are plagued with great bodily strength, be a drunkard^ and it will soon be subdued by so powerful an antagonist. If you would get rid of your money without knowing how, be a drunkard, and it will vanish insensibly. If you would have no resource when past labour, but a workhouse, be a drunkard, and you will be unable to provide any. If you are determined to expel all domestic harmony from your house, be a drunkard, and discord, with all her evil train, will soon enter.
Page 5 - If you would be always under strong suspicion, be a Drunkard; for, little as you think it, all agree that those who steal from themselves and families will rob others. If you would be reduced to the necessity of shunning your creditors, be a Drunkard; and you will soon have reason to prefer the by-paths to the public streets. If you would be a dead weight on the community, end " cumber the ground," be a Drunkard ; for that will render you useless, helpless, burthensome, and expensive.

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