Discourses on Intemperance: Preached in the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, April 5, 1827, the Day of Annual Fast, and April 8, the Lord's Day Following

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Bowles and Dearborn, 1827 - Всего страниц: 108

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Стр. 76 - Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Стр. 92 - Unknown to them, when sensual pleasures cloy, To fill the languid pause with finer joy ; Unknown those powers that raise the soul to flame, Catch every nerve, and vibrate through the frame. Their level life is but a...
Стр. 39 - ... due observation, I have found that if the murders and manslaughters, the burglaries and robberies...
Стр. 48 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging : and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Стр. 38 - The places of judicature which I have long held in this kingdom, have given me an opportunity to observe the original cause of most of the enormities that have been committed for the space of...
Стр. 62 - Let us next attend to the chronic effects of ardent spirits upon the body and mind. In the body, they dispose to every form of acute disease ; they moreover excite fevers in persons predisposed to them, from other causes. This has been remarked in all the yellow fevers which have visited the cities of the United States. Hard drinkers seldom escape, and rarely recover from them.
Стр. 58 - All comes to the same point ; it is, that ardent spirits are so often used to excess, because they are in general use among us, meeting us at every turn, and because with or without what in the individual case we call cause, it is to excess in frequent instances, that, when generally used at all, they tend with a powerful urgency. Every where men meet with them, and, meeting with them, men are constitutionally liable to become their prey. This is not necessary, and many in fact escape. Numbers who...
Стр. 95 - ... may do important good, in the connexion of our subject, by making known to his dependants the existence of such institutions. A person who has little money at a time, is tempted to part with it for an idle indulgence, because he knows of no way to dispose of a small sum to advantage ; and to inform him of such a way is to save much more than his money to him.
Стр. 104 - Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul...
Стр. 56 - Their use is reputable and general, and therefore it is, that their fatal use is common. Is it not so ? Those who are from time to time breaking from the ranks, and going over into the class of intemperate persons, are we not sure that it was in each of them the less indulgence which challenged no blame, that led to the greater, which is infamous and destructive .' Going further back, can we entertain the smallest doubt, that it was the unchallenged customs of society, that brought them first within...

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