The Convention Of Drunkards; A Satirical Essay On Intemperance To Which Are Added, Three Speeches…

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byCharles Giles

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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.1840 Excerpt: ... Yes, go I will to find a home, Where drunkards live, and swim in rum. My brother sot, who planned the race, Said, Western New-York is the place. 0, happy people, happy land! They keep a world of stuff on hand! Poor drunkards have some freedom there; Can sprawl in mud, and howl in air! What I here state I do not know, But my dear friends informed me so. Yes, uncle Sam, aunt Peg, and Sal, Took passage on the great canal To go out west; they fixed a plan To see the glorious Michigan. So on they went, they seemed to know, As far as wondrous Buffalo. Thence they returned through day and night, And had a feast of sweet delight. With many smiles they told around What pleasures in the west abound. Said, Western New-York crowns the nation, It is sublime; a grand location For sots, and jilts, and men of leisure: There all can have their fill of pleasure. Things were so handy, and so nice, It seemed to them a paradise; No trouble found in all the way With any thing like sabbath day; All days were filled with toil and care--Sal guessed they had no sabbath there! The boats were passing every hour, Pressed down with whiskey, rum, or flour, By horses drawn that could not tell Which way fools went to go to hell. Throughout the state it seemed a fair; All life, all spirit everywhere. Enchanting scenes, oped to bewitch, Adorned the banks of the great ditch. There splendid stores, and public halls, And public cells, and public stalls, Stood open to their raptured view, By night and day--and Sundays too! Yes, boys they saw learning to swear, And drunkards drinking freely there. Proud liberty controlled the day, Without a bar to obstruct its sway. Lo, there they saw the drunkards' cause Sustained and sanctioned by the laws. What! temperance men--they heard of some, But guessed ...

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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.1840 Excerpt: ... Yes, go I will to find a home, Where drunkards live, and swim in rum. My brother sot, who planned the race, Said, Western New-Yo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217074472

ISBN - 13:9780217074476

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