French & English a Comparison

French & English a Comparison

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...d'eau" in his bedroom, which means a UnVern very pretty little glass tray with a glass, a small sugarbasin, a decanter of water, and a small decanter of pure cognac. The state of this Frenchman is one of incessant alcoholic stimulation. If he takes hard exercise he may bear it for many years, if not, he will feel the effects of it, and the physician will privately note his case as one of alcoolisme des gens du monde. Now, with regard to the common people in France, the old habit of drinking large quantities of wine in the Habit of wine districts seems to have done wonderfully little harm. French.. Wine. As the subject interests me I have asked for the opinion of several physicians, and they all say that the drinking of pure French wine is harmless if accompanied by exercise. AVithout exercise it may establish gout. The physicians dread the effects of spirits even in small Spirits, quantities; they look upon wine as a kind of safeguard, and on spirits as a terrible danger. The reader may remember a passage in Lewes's Life of Goethe, where the biographer says that the illustrious German "was fond of wine, and drank daily his two or three bottles. The amount he drank never did more than exhilarate him; never made him unfit for work or for society. Over his German wine he sat some hours." Lewes appended to this drinking. passage a quotation from Liebig in which he says that amongst the Rhinelanders "a jolly companion drinks his seven bottles every day, and with it grows as old as Methuselah, is seldom drunk, and has at most the Bar dolph mark of a red nose." wine a Wine has never been much of an evil in France useless, Expense. except as a cause of useless expense. A Frenchman s wine bill is usually out of proportion to his...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506065
  • 9781236506061