No-license in Quincy: Being a Review of the Early Agitation of Temperance and a Record of the Work of the Citizens' No-License Committee from 1882 to 1899. Also, "A Century of Temperance", and a Life of Henry Hardwick Faxon

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Press of Eastern Printing and Engraving Company, 1899 - Drinking of alcoholic beverages - 137 pages
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Page 43 - We all understand the primary meaning of the term to be "the science of government; that part of ethics which has to do with the regulation and government of a nation or state...
Page 120 - ... towns, I have since then tried to speak, and I believe that in this simple change of personal attitude, from passive to aggressive, lies the only force that can free this land from the drink habit and the liquor traffic. It would be like dynamite under the saloon if, just where he is, the minister would begin active work against it; if, just where he is...
Page 2 - The setting up of this Maypole was a lamentable spectacle to the precise seperatists that lived at new Plimmouth. They termed it an idoll; yea they called it the calfe of Horeb; and stood at defiance with the place, naming it Mount Dagon; threatning to make it a woefull mount and not a merry mount.
Page 5 - ... charges are multiplied for the maintenance of others as idle as themselves, and executions strip them of all they have, and cast their miserable bodies into loathsome prisons. The number of these houses have been lately so much augmented and the fortunes of their owners so much increased, that an artful man has little else to do but secure the favor of taverners, in order to secure the suffrages of the rabble that attend these houses, which in many towns within my observation makes a very large,...
Page 6 - Being satisfied from observation and experience, as well as from medical testimony, that ardent spirit, as a drink, is not only needless but hurtful, and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote the health, the virtue, and the happiness of the community, we hereby express our conviction that, should the citizens of the United States, and especially the young men, discontinue entirely the use of it, they would not only promote their own personal benefit, but the good of our country and the...
Page 113 - Resolved, That, recognizing that our cause is and will be combated by mighty, determined and relentless foes, we will, trusting in Him who is Prince of Peace, meet argument with argument, misjudgment with patience, denunciation with kindness, and all our difficulties and dangers with prayer.
Page 7 - We whose names are annexed, desirous of forming a society for our mutual benefit, and to guard against a pernicious practice, which is injurious to our health, standing, and families, do pledge ourselves as gentlemen, that we will not drink any spirituous or malt liquors, wine, or cider.
Page 94 - I only acquired the reputation of a hypocrite and an ambitious demagogue by it. The number of licensed houses was soon reinstated, drams, grog and sotting were not diminished, and remain to this day as deplorable as ever. You may as well preach to the Indians against ruin as to our people.
Page 5 - This multiplicity is owing to the multiplicity of pettifoggers, among whom Captain H. is one, who has given out that he is a sworn attorney, till nine tenths of this town really believe it. But I take this opportunity, publicly, to confront him and undeceive the town. He knows, in his conscience, that he never took the oath of an attorney, and that he dare not assume the impudence to ask to be admitted. He knows that the notion of his being...
Page 9 - That they will never make, buy, sell, use, furnish, nor cause to be furnished to others, as a beverage, any spirituous or malt liquors, wine, or cider, and will discountenance the manufacture and sale thereof in all proper ways.

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