Bound by Fetters; Or, the Evils of Drink

Bound by Fetters; Or, the Evils of Drink

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...opposing side." "I do not know what you call being abusive, but you seem ready to quarrel with me because I don't take up with this fandangled nonsense of total abstinence." "Who is being abusive now?" interrupted Eoland, in a slightly sarcastic tone. Egbert took no notice of the interruption, but continued: "Then you abuse good beer and wine, and I don't think much of any creed that denounces as pernicious and wrong the good gifts of a Divine Providence." "Then you still persist that alcoholic poison is a gift of Providence?" "Of course I do, as much a gift as bread. Though I suppose you will say next bread is only a human production, and it is sinful to eat it in case somebody might take too much." Eoland could not forbear a smile at this mode of reasoning, but his smile seemed rather to irritate than mollify his brother. "If you had corrected me by saying that alcohol was sent in the same way as opium, arsenic, or any other poison, I should have acknowledged the truth of your observation, for I am not so ignorant or so bigoted as to deny there are circumstances under which alcohol may be beneficially used, but when you say it is as much a gift of Providence as bread, that I deny." "Yet," added Mr. Warner, "man reaps the corn. and makes part of it into bread, and part into beer; where, then, is the difference?" "The difference is very great, though, according to the bare statement you have made, there seems a close analogy. Bread is the staff of life, beer is not; bread gives strength, beer does not; bread can be eaten by all people in all climates, beer, or any other kind of alcoholic liquor, cannot be so taken; for, if it is detrimental to health and...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511662
  • 9781236511669