Drink, Temperance and Legislation

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Longmans, Green, 1915 - 302 oldal

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165. oldal - There have been concomitant evils of prohibitory legislation. The efforts to enforce it during forty years past have had some unlooked-for effects on public respect for courts, judicial procedure, oaths and law in general, and for officers of the law, legislators, and public servants.
19. oldal - They accordingly provided cellars and places strewed with straw, to which they conveyed those wretches who were overwhelmed with intoxication. In these dismal caverns they lay until they recovered some use of their faculties, and then they had recourse to the same mischievous potion...
8. oldal - Wise (AD 570), observing with pain that not only the laity but also the clergy were scandalously given to habits of intoxication, issued some rules to his monks, and ordained that ' if any one, through drinking too freely, gets thick of speech so that he cannot join in the psalmody, he is to be deprived of his supper.
16. oldal - But there is .a general taint of slothfulness upon our poor ; there's nothing more frequent, than for an Englishman to work till he has got his pocket full of money, and then go and be idle, or perhaps drunk, till 'tis all gone, and perhaps himself in debt ; and ask him in his cups what he intends, he'll tell you honestly, he'll drink as long as it lasts, and then go to work for more.
15. oldal - there is, within this city , and in all the towns of England (which I have passed through), so prodigious a number of houses where they sell a certain drink called ale, that I think a good half of the inhabitants may be denominated ale-house keepers.
13. oldal - Nation, the Overthrow of many good Arts and manual Trades, the Disabling of Divers Workmen, and the general Impoverishing of many good Subjects, abusively wasting the good Creatures of God.7 5 Devlin.
212. oldal - French school of historical scholars, at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
28. oldal - I saw two coal porters, apparently with women who appeared to be their wives, and a little child, about six or seven years old. These forced their way through the crowd after much struggling ; they got to the bar, and came out again in a short time, one of the women so intoxicated as to be unable to walk; she went against the door-post, and then fell flat on the pavement, with her legs partly in the shop.
166. oldal - The efforts to enforce it during forty years past have had some unlooked-for effects on public respect for courts, judicial procedure, oaths and law in general, and for officers of the law, legislators and public servants. The public have seen law defied, a whole generation of habitual lawbreakers schooled in evasion and shamelessness, courts ineffective through fluctuations of policy, delays, perjuries, negligences and other miscarriages of justice, officers of the law double-faced and mercenary,...
135. oldal - ... not take place in them. Two of the nine drinking clubs are in a very poor part of the city, and are largely frequented by Irish labourers. Entrance to them is jealously guarded, and exact information regarding the number of members or conditions of membership cannot be given. The police, however, state that beer is taken into the clubs in quantities of several barrels at a time, and that much drunkenness occurs in them. Drunken men have been seen through the windows of one of these clubs lying...

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