An Old Story, a Temperance Tale in Verse

Author:   Samuel Carter Hall
Publisher:   Rarebooksclub.com
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9781236106919


Pages:   26
Publication Date:   01 May 2012
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ... hug my dismal doom: The wife could hardly call her life her own: By day she smiled, at night I heard her moan. The children shrank from me: yet asked for bread: In their wan sunken cheeks their tale was read. Such is, you know, the drunkard's common fate: You found me, brothers, and--'twas Not Too Late!' 3. Bill Brooks: 'I'd never seen a church inside, But once: when I took Ellen there, a bride: She knew the truth--but then the words were spoken: To a degraded drunkard she was wed: And, afterwards, her heart was well-nigh broken: Such was the miserable life I led: But blessed be the change: ask her--she'll tell, That now we know the happy church-door well. Now, every Sabbath day, you find me there; Kneeling, with my dear wife, in thankful prayer.' 'Ay, ' said the wife, 'and now I love thee more Than when we entered first that open door.' 4Pat Byrne: 'Hear me: I struck a comrade dead; Both whisky-mad: 'twas 'self-defence, ' they said. AN EPIDEMIC OF BRUTALITY. -- It would appear that higher wages, or, in other words, higher living, less work, and more drink, have brought out into fuller bloom the brutal nature of too many of our countrymen.'--Times. There is not one in one hundred of the cases referred to that does not issue from the public-house. The words of Sir Wilfrid Lawson will be confirmed by judges and magistrates throughout the kingdom-- they were suffering from the epidemic of brutality, and the papers were filled day by day with horrible crimes committed on women, children, and defenceless persons.' These cases of brutal violence generally arise from the homble habit of drinking to excess. --Earl Percy. If there is one fact certain in social science, it is that drink, and drink alone, is the cause, ...

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Author:   Samuel Carter Hall
Publisher:   Rarebooksclub.com
Imprint:   Rarebooksclub.com
Dimensions:   Width: 18.90cm , Height: 0.10cm , Length: 24.60cm
Weight:   0.068kg
ISBN:  

9781236106919


ISBN 10:   1236106911
Pages:   26
Publication Date:   01 May 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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