Transactions Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society

Paperback | April 21, 2013

byWisconsin State Horticultural Society, University Of Libraries

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... the " utility of domestic wine and its power to diminish drunkenness." We quote as follows: "There is no question that the people would be better, healthier, happier, and much more prosperous, if there were not a vineyard in the canton. We have all been told in America, and I fully believed it, that if a people could be supplied with a cheap wine, they would not get drunk--that the natural desire for some sort of stimulant would be gratified in a way that would be not only harmless to morals, but conducive to health. I am thoroughly undeceived. The people drink their cheap white wine here to drunkenness. A boozier set than hang around the multitudinous cafes here it would be hard to find in any American city, even where they enjoy the license of the Maine law. The grand difference in the drunkenness of an American and Swiss city is found in the fact that the man who has wine in him is good-natured, and the man who is equally charged with whisky is a demon. There is no murdering, no fighting, no wrangling. The excitement is worked off in singing, shouting, and all sorts of insane jabber. Then the steady old white wine topers come into blossom. If you can imagine a cauliflower of the color of the ordinary red cabbage, you can achieve a very adequate conception of faces that are not uncommon in all this wine-growing region, bo this question is settled in my mind, cheap wine is not the cure of intemperance. The people here are just as intemperate as they are in America, and, what is more, there is no public sentiment that checks intemperance in the least The wine is fed freely to children, and by all classes is regarded as a perfectly legitimate drink. Failing to find the solution of the temperance question in the Maine law,...

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... the " utility of domestic wine and its power to diminish drunkenness." We quote as follows: "There is no quest...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217410286

ISBN - 13:9780217410281

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