The Cold-water-man: Or, a Pocket Companion for the Temperate

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Packard and Van Benthuysen, 1832 - Temperance - 216 pages
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Page 189 - ... speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Page 210 - Passions spring up in a horrible dance! Then prone on the earth, they adore in the dust, A man's baser half, rais'd, in room of his bust. Such orgies the nights of the drunkard display, But how black with ennui, how benighted his day ! With drams it begins, and with drams...
Page 210 - Now the arrogant reptile, here, raises his crest ! His head winding up from the tail of his plan, 'Till the Worm stands erect o'er the prostrated Man. Here, he joys to transform, by his magical spell, The...
Page 83 - Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
Page 72 - They soon came round almost to the same spot from which they had sailed. At this critical moment, the only one in which it was possible for them to be saved, a number of persons on shore, who knew their danger, discovered them, and instantly gave the alarm. They entreated those in the boat to make one desperate effort and drive it on shore if possible.
Page 211 - Nor boast that no track of the viper is seen, To stain thy pure surface of Emerald green ; For the Serpent will never want poison to kill, While the fat of your fields feeds the Worm of the Still!
Page 210 - As it drops from her arm, mark her stupify'd stare ! Then she wakes with a yell, and a shriek of despair. Is this the civility promis'd our nation? This the Union— dissolv'd in a cup of damnation— "Which our Chancellor Comus extols as divine, To train up our fate and our fortunes — as swine? Drink, ERIN ! drink deep from this...
Page 210 - ... he likes best : How the arrogant reptile here raises his crest ! His head winding up from the tail of his plan, Till the worm stands erect o'er the prostrated man. Here, he joys to transform, by his magical spell, The sweet milk of the Earth to an essence of Hell, Fermented our food, and corrupted our grain, To famish the stomach, and madden the brain. By his water of life, what distraction and fear; By the gloom of its light, what pale spectres appear! A Demon keeps time on his fiddle, finance,...
Page 193 - And they have built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Moloch...
Page 71 - The young men could not ply the oars as dexterously as many others. But they supposed there could be no danger. All nature seemed to smile. The sunbeam briskly played on the bosom of the ocean. Calmness had thrown its oily wand on the billow and it slept. The water presenting a smooth unruffled surface, seemed a sea of glass. The most timorous would scarcely have suspected that danger, in its most terrific form...

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