Arrest The Destroyer's March; Or, 'lift Ye Up A Banner'. By The Author Of 'haste To The Rescue'.

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJulia Bainbrigge Wightman

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. LEGISLATIVE MEASURES. "By the drunkard's woes and pains, By our land in servile chains, We will drain our dearest veins, But we shall be free. "Lay the proud usurpers low, Tyrants fall in every foe, Liberty's in every blow, Let us do or die." B Some one said the other day, I think it was a bishop, that the subject of the drink makes one intensely political. For a woman, then, the subject is not a pleasant one to touch; but one is occasionally thrust terribly out of one's place by the necessity of the moment. I confess to my husband and I having more than once put our hands to push a cart up hill, which was being drawn by a wretched-looking horse or donkey, that was unequal to the task; and I am sure in one sense it was no business of ours, but humanity called for an effort from some quarter to lessen the poor beast's burden. The appalling stories about pauperism, crime, lunacy, and death, of statistics and general statements, all these are repeated over and over again, and do not enable any one who is ensconced in his own selfishness or apathy to realise the intensity of the mischief that drink is doing. There is nothing like a hand-to-hand combat with it, a knowledge from personal inspection of many a drunkard's home, and from hearing the sorrows from the broken-hearted victims, and of watching the progress of the drunkard's restoration, and then seeing him hurled back by the temptations spread at every step for his halting; and at last, in very despair of reclaiming him whilst these drink shops, these hells upon earth are overshadowed by the protecting arm of the law, and the license allowed for the sale of that which is forging upon him fresh links of the devil's chain, we are obliged, in spite of ourselves, to cry out for some legislative m...

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. LEGISLATIVE MEASURES. "By the drunkard's woes and pains, By our land in servile chains, We will drain our dearest v...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217724396

ISBN - 13:9780217724395

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