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DRINKING
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[ Also see Abstinence Appetite Coffee Drink Drunkenness Festivities Guests Indulgence Inns Intemperance Liquor Prohibition Satiety Sobriety Taverns Tea Temperance Thirst Toasts Water Wine and Spirits ]

Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell. The saloon hasn't one leg to stand on.
      - William (Billy) Ashley Sunday,
        The Booze Sermon given in Boston, Massachusetts

He hurts the absent who quarrels with a drunken man.
  [Lat., Absentem iaedit cum ebrio qui litigat.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.
      - Dylan Thomas

While briskly to each patriot lip
  Walks eager round the inspiring flip;
    Delicious draught, whose pow'rs inherit
      The quintessence of public spirit!
      - John Trumbull (1), McFingal
         (canto III, l. 21)

I would appeal to Philip, she said, but to Philip sober.
  [Lat., Provocarem ad Phillippum, inquit, sed sobrium.]
      - Valerius Maximus bk. VI, II, ext. 1

We're gaily yet, we're gaily yet,
  And we're not very fow, but we're gaily yet;
    Then set ye awhile, and tipple a bit,
      For we's not very fow, but we're gaily yet.
      - Sir John Vanbrugh (Vanburgh),
        Provoked Wife (act III, sc. 2),
        Song--Colonel Bully

They drink with impunity, or anybody who invites them.
      - Artemus Ward (pseudonym of Charles Farrar Browne),
        Moses the Sassy--Programme

Drink, pretty creature, drink!
      - William Wordsworth, The Pet Lamb

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches fifty, and a fool if he doesn't drink afterward.
      - Frank Lloyd Wright

For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.
      - Xenophon, Anabasis (bk. IV, ch. V)


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