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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, ...
|Country of origin:
Mason Locke Weems
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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