Dialogues on drink by Sir Benjamin Ward RichardsonDialogues on drink by Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson

Dialogues on drink

bySir Benjamin Ward Richardson, Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... DIALOGUE XII. A CONVERT TO TOTAL ABSTINENCE--MODES OP CONVERTING TO ABSTINENCE--SUMMING UP OF A MODERATE DRINKER--THE SAVAGE RESIDUUM--TREATMENT OF EXHAUSTION, COLDNESS, AND FEEBLE HEART WITHOUT ALCOHOL--SUDDEN CESSATION OF HABIT OF DRINKING ALCOHOL--THE PRACTICE SOUND--PROOFS--INJURIOUS ACTION OF ALCOHOL ON BRAIN-WORKERS--FAREWELL. Helena. And, so it is really the fact that you must leave us this morning. Will your implacable enemy, duty, show you no mercy? Physicus. Mine enemy has been most merciful. He has allowed me three extra days, which have been spent in your society and in that of Juridicus in a manner too pleasant ever to be forgotten. Juridicus. The pleasure is reciprocal, and we have tried to learn from it as well as to enjoy it. I have often felt that we must have taxed your patience by our many inquiries; but should it even be so, you have your reward--you have converted Helena to total abstinence. Helena. If that can be called a conversion which consists in mere nominal change of profession, I am converted. Practically, I have always been so nearly a total abstainer, that the loss of the luxury of alcohol will never be felt by me. Now, however, I confess myself as of your ranks, and as freed altogether from a burden which, reduced even to its smallest dimensions, is an embarrassment. Physicus. I congratulate you on your resolve. If the-. burden you name were of the mere lightness of a feather I should still congratulate you. You have not only cast off the weight, but the badge of your slavery. Now you can plead for the enslaved with a free and wholesome conscience. Helena. That is precisely what I feel. I have hitherto been a preceptor, I shall now be an example as well, and the one will sustain the other--not that I wish...
Title:Dialogues on drinkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021746565X

ISBN - 13:9780217465656