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The Drunkard's Looking Glass; Reflecting a Faithful Likeness of the Drunkard, in Sundry Very Interesting Attitudes - With Lively Representations of the (Paperback) Loot Price: R232
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The Drunkard's Looking Glass; Reflecting a Faithful Likeness of the Drunkard, in Sundry Very Interesting Attitudes - With...
The Drunkard's Looking Glass; Reflecting a Faithful Likeness of the Drunkard, in Sundry Very Interesting Attitudes - With...

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The Drunkard's Looking Glass; Reflecting a Faithful Likeness of the Drunkard, in Sundry Very Interesting Attitudes - With Lively Representations of the (Paperback)

Mason Locke Weems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... His tongue trips and stammers--his head nods--his eyes are heavy ---his looks swinishly stupid--he reels--he staggers--at length, unable to bear up any longer under the weight of his own beastlv carcase, down he comes with a squelch on the first chair or bench, and rolling himself against the next prop, (no odds to him whether it be a tar barrel, a molasses hogshead, or a sop jar) there with his chin to his breast and his head swung on one shoulder, he falls to snoring--the whiskey in the mean time oozing from his eyes, and the saliva dribbling from his wide opening mouth. Presently, sickening undtr the vile drench that's upon his stomach, he begins to make wry faces--he twists and turns--he grunts and groans, with constant hiccups and eructations, till at once half starting up, and reaching forwards with both arms outspread, and horribly squawling, up he throws the filthy torrent, flooding the floor around him; then pale and limber as a rag, and miserably groaning, like a dying calf, down he sprawls into the midst of it all, and sinks to sleep J not only a filthier beast by far than any in the styes, but with all, so perfectly paralized and helpless, that he lies at the mercy of evert/ danger, and is frequently destroyed by such trivial accidents as would not have injured a sober pig. -- Bell, a drunken schoolmaster, Spotsylvania, staggering homewards from a grog-shop, fell into Mott's run and was drown> ed, in water not a foot deep Sarah Nelson, Lincoln county, lying dead drunk on the floor, took fire and was burnt to death, and like Jezebel was devoured by her own dogs. ---- Totty, Chester county, S. C. tumbling, beastly drunk, into their pen, was eaten up by his own hogs. " 1 M'Intosh, Georgia, staggering to a friend's house, ...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Mason Locke Weems
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-46024-6
Barcode: 9781230460246
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-46024-1

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