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I said , drinking wine was a pleasure which I was unwilling to give up . “ Why , sir ,
” said he , “ there is no doubt that not to drink wine is a great deduction from life ;
but it may be necessary . ” He however owned , that in his opinion a free use of ...
Talking of drinking wine , he said , “ I did not leave off wine because I could not
bear it : I have drunk three bottles of port without being the worse for it . University
college has witnessed this . ” BOSWELL . “ Why then , sir , did you leave it off ?
Wine gives great pleasure ; and every pleasure is of itself a good . It is a good ,
unless counterbalanced by evil . A man may have a strong reason not to drink
wine ; and that may be greater than the pleasure , Wine makes a man better
wine twenty years in the cellar , — of ten men , three say this merely because
they must say something ; three are telling a lie when they say they have had the
wine twenty years ; — three would rather save the wine ; - one , perhaps , cares .
That is a power rather to be wished for than attained . And yet , ” proceeded he , “
as in all pleasure hope is a considerable part , I know not but fruition comes too
quick by brandy . Florence wine I think the worst : it is wine only to the eye ; it is ...
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