History of the Welsh Sunday Closing Act

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Daniel Owen, 1885 - Brewing industry - 130 pages
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Page 24 - We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts, not breaths ; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most — feels the noblest — acts the best...
Page 130 - O thou invisible spirit of wine ! if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
Page 86 - There is one way of profaning the Lord's Day which is so prolific of evil results, that we consider it our duty to utter against it a special condemnation. This is the practice of selling beer or other liquors on Sunday, or of frequenting places where they are sold.
Page 128 - We are convinced that if a statesman who heartily wished to do the utmost possible good to his country were thoughtfully to inquire which of the topics of the day deserved the most intense force of his attention, the true reply, the reply which would be exacted by full deliberation, would be that he should study the means by which this worst of plagues can be stayed.
Page 129 - It is in vain that every engine is set to work that philanthropy can devise, when those whom we seek to benefit are habitually tampering with their faculties of reason, and will, — soaking their brains with beer, or inflaming them with ardent spirits. The struggle of the school, and the library, and the Church all united, against the beer-house and gin-palace, is but one development of the war between heaven and hell.
Page 113 - ... due observation, I have found that if the murders and manslaughters, the burglaries and robberies, the riots and tumults, the adulteries, fornications, rapes, and other enormities that have happened in that time, were divided into five parts, four of them have been the issues and product of excessive drinking — of tavern or ale-house drinking.
Page 102 - Its application • as an agent that shall enter the living organization is properly limited by the learning and skill possessed by the physician — a learning that itself admits of being recast and revised in many important details, and perhaps in principles. If this agent do really for the moment cheer the weary and impart a flush of transient pleasure to the...
Page 102 - I do not mean by this that extreme indulgence which produces drunkenness. The habitual use of fermented liquors to an extent far short of what is necessary to produce that condition, and such as is quite common in all ranks of society, injures the body and diminishes the mental power to an extent which I think few people are aware of.
Page 95 - ... total abstainers and the like say of themselves and those who do not agree with them. I am one who do not, and I am going to say why ; and as I think my opinion as good and virtuous as theirs, with the additional merit of being right, I am going to state it without asking pardon for it or myself. Drink — yes, drink ! I mean by that, drink which cheers and, if you take too much, inebriates. Drink as Mr. Justice Maule understood it, when he was asked by the bailiff, who had sworn to give the...
Page 86 - This is the practice of selling beer or other liquors on Sunday, or of frequenting places where they are sold. This practice tends more than any other to turn the day of the Lord into a day of dissipation, to use it as an occasion for breeding intemperance. While we hope that...

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