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Pages: 24

Language: English

Publisher: General Books LLC (1 Feb. 2012)

By: William Tegg (Author)

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... DOES IT PAY TO DRINK? SHE Teetotallers confess their failure. ki ter forty-five years of zealous and wellmeant effort in the 'cause,' they agree that people are drinking more than ever. Dr. E. T. Trall, of New York, the most thoroughgoing teetotaller extant, exclaims: 'Where are we to-day? Defeated on all sides. The enemy victorious and rampant everywhere. More intoxicating liquors manufactured and drunk than ever before. Why is this? Why, indeed! When the teetotallers can answer that question correctly, they will be in a fair way to gain upon the ' enemy' that is now so ' rampant.' They are not the first people who have mistaken a symptom of disease for the disease itself, and striven to cure a cancer by applying salve and plaster and cooling washes to the sore. They are not the first travellers through this Wilderness who have tried to extinguish a smouldering fire, and discovered, at last, that they had been pouring water into the crater of a volcano. Dr. Trail thinks we should all become teetotallers very soon, if only the doctors would stop prescribing wine, beer, and whisky to their patients. But the doctors will not. They like a glass of wine themselves. Dr. Trail tells us that, during the Medical Convention held at St. Louis a few years ago, the doctors dined together, and upon the table were 'forty kinds of alcoholic liquors.' The most enormous feed ever accomplished under a roof in America, I suppose, was the dinner of the doctors, given in New York fifteen years ago, at the Metropolitan Hall. I had the pleasure on that occasion of seeing half-an-acre of doctors all eating and drinking at once: and I can testify that very few of them--indeed, none that I could discover--neglected the bottle. It was an occasion which united all the established ba...

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