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I admit that the spirits are raised by drinking , as by the common participation of
any pleasure : cock - fighting or bear - baiting will raise the spirits of a company ,
as drinking does ; though surely they will not improve conversation . I also admit ...
If I say a man is drunk , and you tell me it is owing to his taking much drink , the
matter is not mended . No , sir , — has taken to an odd mode . For example , he '
d write thus : Hermit hoar , in solemn cell , Wearing out life ' s evening gray .
Dr . Taylor remarked , I think very justly , that " a man who does not feel an
inclination to sleep at the ordinary times , instead of being stronger than other
people , must not be well ; for a man in health has all the natural inclinations to
eat , drink ...
At first the taste of wine was disagreeable to me ; but I brought myself to drink it ,
that I might be like other people . The pleasure of drinking wine is so connected
with pleasing your company , that altogether there is something of social ...
He was persuaded to drink one glass of it , that he might judge , not from
recollection , which might be dim , but from immediate sensation . He shook his
head , and said , “ Poor stuff ! No , sir , claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ;
but he ...
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