Writings Of Charles Sprague; Now First Collected

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byCharles Sprague

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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. 1843. Excerpt: ... ON INTEMPERANCE. An Address delivered before the Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance. 1827. In discharging the duty which has been confided to me, I shall use great plainness of speech. The themes that lead to the pleasant fields of poetry, and tempt the wanderer to linger among the beautiful creations of fancy, are for other and happier seasons. The purpose for which we have assembled, awakening, as it does, so many painful associations, holds no communion with the bright regions of romance--we tread the cold, gray waste of reality. The hour before us is one of severe and fearful reflection; and it becomes him who has been selected to occupy it, to speak the words of truth and soberness. We have met to mourn over a calamity which, like one i of the plagues sent to curse ancient Egypt, has come 'upon us, and upon our people, and into our houses, and into our bed-chambers,' and is desolating the land. We have met to bear our testimony against Drunkenness--and we call upon all good men to stand forth, and cheer us with their influence and example. We implore them as Christians, as Patriots, as Philanthropists, to join in the labor and the praise of extirpating a vice that has taken deep root in our nation, spreading to its remotest borders, and dropping in its loveliest paths the seeds of misery, disease, and death. The spectacle before us is indeed appalling. The victims of intemperance are wasting around us in frightful numbers. Neither sex, nor age, nor rank, nor talent, is unsubdued by the subtle destroyer. Man falls away from his glorious destiny, and woman is degraded from her angel station; the young bow their faces in the beauty of their promise, the mature are arrested in the pride of their usefulness, and the white locks of t...

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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. 1843. Excerpt: ... ON INTEMPERANCE. An Address delivered before the Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance. 1827. In dischargi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217148492

ISBN - 13:9780217148498

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