Temperance Reminiscences; Or, Glimpses of the Past

Temperance Reminiscences; Or, Glimpses of the Past

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...has to say." He continued, and told them as well as he could, that all fermented liquors contained alcohol, that fermentation destroyed a great portion of the nutritious qualities of the grain, and by fermentation alcohol was produced. Without being too particular here, " You know," he said, " barley, hops, or grapes, never make men drunk, and the reason is, because they contain no alcohol. So you see there must be a great difference betwixt the drinks and the things from which they are made." By this time a drop or two of alcohol had come down the worm of the still; he applied a light, and they all saw how it burnt. He then went on to explain what a dangerous thing it was, how it injured the body and the brain, how it created thirst, and inflamed the blood--how it ruined sons and broke parents' hearts; and there was a deep, good feeling in the meeting, and several signed the pledge who have kept it to this day. The lace-maker was quite astonished; she had never had much, but she thought she would have no more. " Bless my heart," she said, " what a funny man he is; I never heard such a man before. He's got a vast of things in his head however; and though he made us laugh a good deal, there were some parts as good as a sermon. I really think I shall sign the pledge." It was amusing to hear them talk. They knew that strong drink had killed a great many of their friends and neighbours;--and in some parts of the lecture they wept, and they wept in remembrance of the dead. Many asked when the gentleman would come again, as they wanted to hear more about the matter. They have heard more, and many in that neighbourhood are uncompromising teetotallers. THE VILLAGE SQUIRE. We made arrangements to hold a meeting in a rural and beautiful village in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679776
  • 9781236679772