Letter to a Friend, Concerning Tea

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A. Macintosh, 1825 - Tea - 16 pages

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Page 9 - ... very little Butter, Salt, and Bread. 4. If this disagrees, try Sage, green Balm, Mint, or Pennyroyal Tea, infusing only so much of the Herb as just to change the Colour of the Water. 5. Try two or three of these mixed, in various Proportions. 6. Try ten or twelve other English Herbs. 7. Try Foltron, a Mixture of Herbs to be had at many Grocers, far healthier as well as cheaper than Tea. 8. Try Coco. If after having tried each of these, for a Week or ten Days, you find none of them well agree...
Page 10 - I do not believe it is. But it is hurtful ; and that is enough. The question does not turn on the degree of hurtfulness. ' However, it is but a small thing.' Nay, nothing is small if it touches conscience ; much less is it a small thing to preserve my own or my brother's health, or to be a faithful steward even of the mammon of unrighteousness.
Page 10 - I will eat no Flesh whilst the World " standeth, lest I make my Brother to offend.
Page 8 - Grandmother. And do you think nothing else agreed with her ? Or with any of her Progenitors ? What poor, puling, sickly Things, must all the English then have been, till within these hundred Years ! But you know they were not so. Other Things agreed with them. And why not with you ? Secondly...
Page 8 - ... kind with that of your great grandmother ; and do you think nothing else agreed with her, or with any of her progenitors ? What poor, puling, sickly things, must all the English then have been, till within these hundred years ! Besides, if, in fact, nothing else will agree with you, — if tea has already weakened your stomach, and impaired your digestion to such a degree, it has hurt you more than you are aware. You have need to abhor it as deadly poison, and to renounce it from this very hour.
Page 7 - That it is prejudicial in several Respects : That it gives Rise to numberless Disorders, particularly those of the nervous Kind : And that, if frequently used by those of weak Nerves, it is no other than a slow Poison.
Page 14 - GOD for clear Light, for a full, piercing, and steady Conviction, that this is the more excellent Way.
Page 12 - Nay, from such a Conversation, if duly improved, numberless good Effects may flow. For how few understand, Whether ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the Glory of GOD...
Page 4 - I immediately remembered my own Case; and after weighing the Matter thoroughly, easily gathered from many concurring Circumstances, that it was the same Case with them. I considered, 'What an Advantage would it be, to these poor enfeebled People, if they would leave off what so manifestly impairs their Health, and thereby hurts their Business also ? ... Is there Nothing equally cheap which they could use ? Yes, surely : And cheaper too. If they used English Herbs in its stead, (which would cost either...
Page 2 - The following Letter is printed VERBATIM from the first Edition, published in 1748.

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