Green Bluff; A Temperance Story

Green Bluff; A Temperance Story

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... to such a practice as dram drinking, especially since he has, no doubt, been so faithfully instructed in the righ+ way by my old friend. "I hope, sir, the question will be voted on to-night, and trust the motion will prevail." He sat down, chuckling inwardly at what, he thought, sharp thrusts at Mr. Stone, and looking wisely toward Templeton and Furtherton, who seemed delighted with his little speech. "Mr. Chairman," said Mr. Stone, rising as soon as Wise had finished, "I am no lawyer, and may not present my thoughts as clearly and forcibly as the gentleman just seated, nor may I be free from allowing my sympathies to get the better of me; but, yet, there are some things connected with this question, which I know as well as any one. "I admit, sir, that it is our duty as councilmen to act for the best interests of the town, without regard to personal feelings. I grant the gentlemen, who have presented and supported this motion, the highest regard for our town's welfare; but must say they have a mistaken way of showing it. "I admire the heroic spirit and patriotism of the Roman consul, who signed his son's death warrant when he saw that, by doing so, he would benefit his country. I am willing to imitate him under similar circumstances. The fact is, sir, that his son had violated a law, the penalty of which was death. That the law might remain inviolate as to penalty, he caused his son to die. On the same principle, I am willing to sacrifice both the wealth and beauty of our State or town, if the law of our Great and only rightful King, God the Father, may remain inviolate. He has said, Love your neighbor as yourself! Now, sir, I would not set a trap to-night in my path home, where I may lose my life by stumbling...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494911
  • 9781236494917
  • 2,292,722