An essay on the inventions and customs of both ancients and moderns in the use of inebriating liquors

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Books on Demand, 1824 - 387 pages

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Page 33 - Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: 10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean; 11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.
Page 29 - Egypt; much useful experience had been acquired in the practice of arts and manufactures; but the science of chemistry owes its origin and improvement to the industry of the Saracens. They...
Page 18 - Thus artists melt the sullen ore of lead, With heaping coals of fire upon its head; In the kind warmth the metal learns to glow, And, loose from dross, the silver runs below.
Page 204 - Rye-Flour; 7 pounds of Indian Corn Meal; and one Gallon of Water. Rub the hops so as to separate them. Put them into the water, which is to be boiling at the time. Let them boil half an hour. Then strain the liquor through a fine sieve into an earthen vessel.
Page 92 - After a short interval, two persons, of superior mien, entered the saloon, followed by state bearers, carrying under a lofty canopy a litter covered with delicate silks, and the richest Cashmere shawls, upon which lay a human form to all appearance dead, except that its head was dangling loosely from side to side, as the bearers moved into the room.
Page 34 - They will ask thee concerning wine and lots. Answer, In both there is great sin, and also some things of use unto men; but their sinfulness is greater than their use.
Page 92 - Two officers holding rich fillagree salvers carried each a chalice, and a vial containing a black fluid. The Ambassador, considering the spectacle to be connected with some Court ceremony of mourning, endeavoured to retire; but he was soon undeceived by seeing the officers holding up the head of the apparent corpse, and after gently chafing the throat and returning the tongue, which hung from a mouth relaxed and gaping, pouring some of the black liquor into the throat and closing the jaws till it...
Page 218 - They are first put together in a cask, in the bottom of which holes are bored to let that portion of the juice escape which will run from them without any pressure. This, which is called Tokay essence, is generally in very small quantity, and very highly prized. The grapes are then put into a vat, and trampled with the bare feet, no greater pressure being permitted.
Page 268 - An old writer says : • Hops, reformation, bays, and beer, Came into England all in one year...
Page 93 - I am yet conscious, and the time passes away amid pleasing phantasies ; nor should I ever awake from the wanderings of this state, had I not the most faithful and attached servants, whose regard and religious duty impel them to watch my pulse. As soon as my heart begins to falter, and my breathing is imperceptible, except on a mirror, they immediately pour the solution of opium into my throat, and restore me as you have seen. — Within four hours I shall have swallowed many ounces, and much time...

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