Manual of the Temperance Society; Dedicated to the Youth of Canada

Manual of the Temperance Society; Dedicated to the Youth of Canada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...it, especially when it was considered that, compared with the evils with which they afliict man, they confer upon him no real advantage. " The incidents I am going to relate are those which occur at the moment to my recollection, and of which I have the most authentic particulars: but I assure you they are far from being the most atrocious. " lo.--Charles--, without being what might be called a drunkard, was rather fond of a glass, at the time of his marriage. His trade of a stower enabled him in the summer to gain high wages, and in winter a small business which he carried on, in his house, brought him in more than it was necessary to expend for his daily wants. He speedily acquired a couple of very handsome possessions. His wife had already presented him with two children, when she perceived him beginning to incur expenses, and neglect his business for drink. She endeavoured to 1-emonstrate with him, but it was too late; her warnings only served to exasperate his temper, to alienate him from his house, and plunge him deeper and deeper into the abyss of drunkenness. Soon the savings which he had laid up in the year of his good conduct, became dissipated; and his wife for consolation, in her misery, betook herself to drinking also. The state of that unhappy family can be better imagined than described. " The unfortunate man struck, one day, with a sense of his degradation, swallowed a strong draught of intoxicating liquor, even stronger than he had been accustomed to. Then he seized a pistol, and presenting the muzzle to his person-, discharged the contents into his side. He fell down insensible, with a deep wound in his abdomen, and bathed in blood. His condition was ' horrible. The neighbors ran immediately for...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786939
  • 9781236786937