The Intellectual Torch: Developing an Original Economical and Expeditious Plan for the Universal Dissemination of Knowledge and Virtue; by Means of Free Public Libraries. Including Essays on the Use of Distilled Spirits

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author, J. Comstock, Printer, 1817 - 36 sider

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Side 6 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Side 21 - ... this whiskey is deposited, the white man who sells it, tells them to take a little drink; some of them will say 'no, I do not want it;' they go on till they come to another house, where they find more of the same kind of drink; it is there offered again; they refuse; and again the third time.
Side 14 - Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go; keep her, for she is thy life.
Side 20 - ... country. We tell them, brethren, fetch us useful things; bring goods, that will clothe us, our women, and our children ; and not this evil liquor, that destroys our reason, that destroys our health, that destroys our lives.
Side 21 - I do not want it ; they go on till they come to another house, where they find more of the same kind of drink ; it is there offered again ; they refuse ; and again the third time; but finally, the fourth or fifth time, one accepts of it, and takes a drink; and getting one, he wants another; and then a third, and fourth, till his senses have left him. After his reason comes back again to him ; when he gets up, and finds where he is, he asks for his peltry.
Side 21 - ... one accepts of it, and takes a drink; and getting one, he wants another; and then a third, and fourth, till his senses have left him. After his reason comes back again to him ; when he gets up, and finds where he is, he asks for his peltry. The answer is, 'You have drank them.' Where is my gun? 'It is gone.
Side 21 - Brothers, figure to yourselves what condition this man must be in. He has a family at home, a wife and children who stand in need of the profits of his hunting. What must be their wants, when he himself is even without a shirt ?
Side 20 - I rejoice to find that you agree in opinion with us, and express an anxiety to be, if possible, of service to us in removing this great evil out of our country ; an evil which has had so much room in it, and has destroyed so many of our lives, that it causes our young men to say, " we had better be at war with the white people, this liquor which they introduce into our country, is more to be feared than the gun and the tomahawk.
Side 21 - ... we had better be at war with the white people.' This liquor, which they introduce into our country, is more to be feared than the gun and the tomahawk. There are more of us dead, since the treaty of Greenville, than we lost by the six years war before. It is all owing to the introduction of this liquor amongst us.
Side 14 - ... and certainly it is worth the while to purchase that good which brings all others along with it. A good man is happy within himself, and independent upon fortune, kind to his friend, temperate to his enemy, religiously just, indefatigably laborious, and he discharges all duties with a constancy and congruity of actions.

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