The Temperance Movement and Its Workers; A Record of Social, Moral, Religious and Political Progress Volume 1-2

The Temperance Movement and Its Workers; A Record of Social, Moral, Religious and Political Progress Volume 1-2

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...from its bed with shaking, aching head, sorrowful heart, trembling hands, and quaking knees; and as the dog returns to his vomit, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire, so it totters back to the public-house or dram-shop, to drink, and drink, and drink till it can drink no more; and then if its money is all spent, the landlord calls it drunken rogue, and kicks it into the street in the dead of the night, and leaves it to perish there with wet and cold. Three awful instances of this kind occurred at Rochdale during the last general election, and during the last great bribery election in Liverpool three individuals all lost their lives in that way, and seven went to the lunatic asylums; and the guilt of this rests on the heads of those gentIemen--Whig or Tory--who dealt out the bribes. "But who shall describe the motions of the drunkard.? It does not crawl on its belly like the snake; it does not creep like the snail; it does not hop like the frog; it does not waddle like the duck; it does not go on all-fours as the beast; it does not fly like the bird; it does not move sideways like the crab, nor backwards like the restive horse; its motions can best be described in the language of Scripture, 'it reels to and fro, and it staggers like'--no animal but itself--'like a drunken man;' and it reels and it staggers, till at last you see it rolling in the kennel, or sprawling on the dunghill, and there it lies. "I Z is the rnostfilthy, stinkin_q, and disgusting of all animals. It is clothed with rage and covered with mire; its flesh has not been washed, its hair combed, its beard taken oil," or its linen changed for a. month; its body is covered with sores and ulcers incurable; its organs...show more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906489
  • 9781236906489