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On Drink

   Where there is drink there is danger.

   Many a child is hungry because the brewer is rich.

   Be not drunk with wine. 

                            Eph. 5:18

   Who hath woe?  Who hath sorrow?  Who hath contentions?  Who 
   hath wounds without a cause?  Who hath redness of the eyes?  
   They that tarry long at the wine;  They that go to seek mixed 
                                                  Prov. 23:29-30

   Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging;  and whosoever is 
   deceived thereby is not wise. 
                                                    Prov. 20:1

   Look not thou upon the wine when it is red;  when it giveth his 
   color in the cup;  when it moveth itself aright.  At the last 
   it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder. 

                                                  Prov. 23:31-32

   Whisky drinking is risky drinking.

   Whisky is very harmless --- if you don't drink it.

   Drink first dims, then darkens, then deadens, then damns.

   Drink injures a man externally, internally and eternally.

   Don't let the public-house live on your private house.

   Stout makes many lean.

   Satan's palace --- the gin palace.

   Drunkenness turns a man out of himself, and leaves a beast in 
   his room.

   Wine has drowned more men than the sea.

   The drunkard continually assaults his own life.

   Cans of beer cost many a tear.

   First the distiller, then the doctor, then the undertaker.

   Grape-juice kills more than grape-shot.

   Strong drink is the devil's way to man, and man's way to the 

   Ardent spirits are evil spirits.

   Liquor talks mighty loud when it gets out of the jug.

   There is a devil in every berry of the grape.

   Keep far from the bar and the barrel.

   A drinking dame --- a sight of shame!

   When women consume gin, gin soon consumes them.

   The tankard is the greatest thief.

   The ale-jug is a great waster.

   The home may soon be full of gear,
   If you learn to save the beer.

   If Jack drinks the wages, Jill cannot save them.

   A drunkard's mouth dries up his pocket.

   Purses shrink while workmen drink.

   The bottle and the glass make many cry "Alas!"

   Bacchus well his sheep he knows!
   For he marks them on the nose.

   He who considers all lets the wine-cup fall.

   Drink no wine and you'll not drink too much.

   If men would think they would give up drink.

   Drink won't hurt you if you don't drink.

   A drop of gin is a drop too much.

   No gifts on earth pure water can excel; Nature's the brewer, 
   and she brews it well.

   Water is a strong drink --- Sampson drank it.

   Men are strong and hale without strong ale.

   Drunkenness takes away the man, and leaves only the brute; it 
   dethrones reason from its seat; stupifies conscience; ruins 
   health; wastes property; covers the wrench with rags; reduces 
   wife and children to want and beggary, and gives such power to 
   appetite that physically as well as morally, it is next to 
   impossible to cure it. 

                                                       W. Jay

   The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, 
   the third for shame, and the fourth for madness. 


   The barroom as a bank: You deposit your money -- and lose it; 
   your time -- and lose it;  your character -- and lose it;  your 
   manly independence -- and lose it;  your home comfort -- and 
   lose it;  your self-control -- and lose it;  your children's 
   happiness -- and lose it; your own soul -- and lose it. 

   Every moderate drinker could abandon the intoxicating cup, if 
   he would; every inebriate would if he could. 
                                                J. B. Gough

   Whisky is a good thing in its place. There is nothing like it 
   for preserving a man when he is dead. If you want to keep a 
   dead man, put him in whisky; if you want to kill a live man put 
   whisky in him. 

   In the bottle, discontent seeks for comfort; cowardice, for 
   courage; bashfulness, for confidence; sadness, for joy; and 
   all find ruin! 

   Strong drink is not only the devil's way into a man, but man's 
   way to the devil. 
                                               Adam Clarke

   Drunkenness is nothing else but a voluntary madness. 


   All excess is ill; but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It 
   spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals 
   secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous, and 
   mad.  He that is drunk is not a man, because he is void of 
   reason that distinguishes a man from a beast. 

   Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant 
   sin, which whosoever hath, hath not himself, which whosoever 
   doth commit, doth not commit sin, but he himself is wholly 


   Intoxicating drinks have produced evils more deadly, because 
   more continuous, than all those caused to mankind by the great 
   historic scourges of war, famine, and pestilence combined. 


   Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution, or a bad 
   memory; of a constitution so treacherously good, that it never 
   bends till it breaks, or of a memory that recollects the 
   pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of 
   getting sober. 


   Some of the domestic evils of drunkenness are houses without 
   windows, gardens without fences, fields without tillage, barns 
   without roofs, children without clothing, principles, morals, 
   or manners. 

   All the armies on earth do not destroy so many of the human 
   race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness. 


   A drunkard is the annoyance of modesty; the trouble of 
   civility; the spoil of wealth; the distraction of reason. He is 
   the brewer's agent; the tavern and alehouse benefactor; the 
   beggar's companion; the constable's trouble; his wife's woe; 
   his children's sorrow; his neighbor's scoff; his own shame. 
                                              T. Adams

   Drunkenness places man as much below the level of the brutes, 
   as reason elevates him above them. 

   Beware of drunkenness, lest all good men beware of thee. Where 
   drunkenness reigns, there reason is an exile, virtue a 
   stranger, and God an enemy; blasphemy is wit, oaths are 
   rhetoric, and secrets are proclamations. 

   There is scarcely a crime before me that is not, directly or 
   indirectly, caused by strong drink. 
                                     Judge Coleridge

   It were better for a man to be subject to any vice, than to 
   drunkenness; for all other vanities and sins are recovered, but 
   a drunkard will never shake off the delight of beastliness; for 
   the longer it possesseth a man, the more he will delight in 
   it, and the older he groweth the more he shall be subject to 
   it; for it dulleth the spirits, and destroyeth the body as ivy 
   doth the old tree; or as the worm that engendereth in the 
   kernel of the nut. 
                                           Sir W. Raleigh

   What is a drunken man like? Like a drown'd man, a fool, and a 
   madman; one draught above heat makes him a fool; the second 
   mads him; and a third drowns him. 


   The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice 
   than the best that was ever preached on that subject. 


   Of all vices take heed of drunkenness.  Other vices are but the 
   fruits of disordered affections; this disorders, nay banishes, 
   reason. Other vices but impair the soul; this demolishes her 
   two chief faculties; the understanding and the will. Other 
   vices make their own way; this makes way for all vices. He that 
   is a drunkard is qualified for all vice. 

   Wine maketh the hand quivering, the eye watery, the night 
   unquiet, lewd dreams, a stinking breath in the morning, and an 
   utter forgetfulness of all things. 

   Wine is a turn-coat; first a friend; then, a deceiver;  then, 
   an enemy. 


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