The Smoker's Guide, Philosopher And Friend; What To Smoke - What To Smoke With - And The Whole…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byAndrew Steinmetz

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... TO THE READER. The adoption of Pope's memorable words addressed to Lord Bolingbroke for the title of this little work inspired the entire design, and made it incumbent upon the Author to do his utmost to render it worthy of so comprehensive a designation. In the attempt he has been largely assisted by his innumerable predecessors in Tabacology, and almost every other "ology." But, whilst drawing from every available source, he has taken nothing without striving to adorn it--after the good example of Virgil, Milton, Byron, and all the most enduring writers of ancient and modern times, who have thereby secured immortality--simply because so many other worthies have contributed to, and can vouch for, their excellence. In like manner, whilst thankful to all the gods of Literature and Science for the gifts they have showered into his casket, the Author trusts that he has fashioned and set their gems in a new light, for livelier appreciation. THE SMOKER'S GUIDE. A FEW WORDS TO BEGIN WITH. The invention of smoking is one of the most remarkable events in the history of mankind. It seems to be more or less connected with man's religious instincts. Smoke, fume, or perfume of some sort, from the earliest times was an emblem of divine satisfaction. The pagan gods were supposed to sniff and delight in the fume of sacrifice; and no sacrifice was otherwise ever brought to a perfect consummation. And not only in accordance with his religious instincts was the fume of something burnt offered up in order to please, as he believed, the god whom he worshipped, but as a natural analogy, man also burnt it to please himself, the next best object of his adoration all the world over. Be that, however, as it may, one fact is certain--Tobacco came upon civilized man as a "conquerin...

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... TO THE READER. The adoption of Pope's memorable words addressed to Lord Bolingbroke for the title of this little work inspired...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217613098

ISBN - 13:9780217613095

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