Reports of the Trustees and Resident Officers of the Maine State Hosppitals (Google eBook)

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Page 21 - ... one hand upon the block, and with an axe in the other struck it off at a single blow. With the stump raised and streaming he ran into the house and cried, "Get some rum! get some rum! My hand is off!" In the confusion and bustle of the occasion a bowl of rum was brought, into which he plunged the bleeding member of his body, then raising the bowl. to his mouth, drank freely, and exultingly exclaimed, "Now I am satisfied.
Page 21 - Such statements abound in dipsomaniacs' mouths. Dr. Mussey of Cincinnati relates this case: A few years ago a tippler was put into an almshouse in this State. Within a few days he had devised various expedients to procure rum, but failed. At length, however, he hit upon one which was successful. He went into the wood-yard of the establishment, placed one hand upon the block, and with an axe in the other struck it off at a single blow. With the stump raised and streaming he ran into the house and...
Page 21 - I would be pushed in as sure as I took one glass, I could not refrain. You are very kind. I ought to be grateful for so many kind good friends, but you may spare yourselves the trouble of trying to reform me : the thing is impossible.
Page 26 - ... then this obligation to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
Page 26 - America in the penal sum of dollars, to the payment of which sum, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and successors, jointly and severally firmly by these presents.
Page 26 - Know all Men by these Presents. That we of in the County of and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as principal, and...
Page 18 - FAN. The fan and its supports are of iron ; the casing, of wood. The rotary or operating part of the fan consists of a shaft with eight radial arms set back on a curve (as shown in the...
Page 26 - ... executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our Seals and dated at , this day of , AD 186. The condition of this obligation is such, That whereas of -, in the county of , is about to be admitted as a boarder and patient...
Page 22 - We do not hesitate to proclaim, as a law of almost universal application, that three successive generations of inebriates will leave no issue. The third generation may have children, but not one of these will be reared to manhood.
Page 21 - My good friend, your remarks are just ; they are, indeed, too true ; but I can no longer resist temptation. If a bottle of brandy stood at one hand, and the pit of hell yawned at the other, and if...

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