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|A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, |
vulgar.” —Willa Cather “A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn't care to
drink with, even if he drank.” —H. L. Mencken “Drugs or overeating or alcohol or
|Don't even putt. - Martin, Dean Prohibition may be a disputed theory, but none |
can say that it doesn't hold water. - Masson, Thomas L. A prohibitionist is the sort
of man one couldn't care to drink with, even if he drank. - Mencken, H. L. And ...
|Mencken, H. L. Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a |
series of grotesque caricatures of himself. - Mencken, H. L. No ... Mencken, H. L.
A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn't care to drink with, even if he drank.
|I have seen a slice of toast burned on one side, and scarcely warmed on the |
other — I suppose to equalize the matter — laid on a ... A man when sick must be
said " mustn't" to, even though he be the king; and although a patient should
never be ... One cannot imagine the comfort which attention to these seeming
trifles gives to the invalid in our care. ... That was an argument for prohibition
which even the drinker can appreciate, which was made by an Iowa drinking man
just before the ...
|A year ago I Went to these boys and offered them a biisiness here in town if they |
would quit drinking and stay quit, ... The other one says: "You couldn't force a
drink into me with a syringe. ... Substitution, Not Prohibition Q15' TO thc second
question, Should tlicrc be a saloon in our town? ... No matter how poor or
ignorant a man is, he is ciititlcd to live and to enjoy life—aiid rciiiciiibcr that some
one or .... \Ve take a certain pleasure in spending our money, and even if we rob
our families ...
|Fortunately, I had not stayed by the job long enough to injure myself—though I |
was compelled to wear straps on my wrists ... I didn't care if I never settled down.
... I moved through a world of strangers, and the act of drinking together made
one acquainted with men and opened the way to adventures. ... Yes; and it might
be in a prohibition state, such as Iowa was in 1894, when I wandered up the main
street of Des ... Even a tramp, in those halcyon days, could get most frequently
|I LEARNED to drink in a workmanlike manner when the law of the land said I |
couldn't and what started out as a young ... Being a young man of affairs, I had
begun to do a little business and social drinking and now with time on my hands,
I seemed to do more of it. .... If I had thought of God at all in the years of drinking, it
was with a faint idea that when I came to die I would sort of fix things up with Him
... He gave me medical treatment and had me taken to the home of one of my
|Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.|
|Toward the end, one of her nephews used to make a little money selling bootleg, |
he'd bring her some money, but ... If they came by asking for some work I would
give them some change to do something for me, but not when he was around. ... I
wanted to try to make my mother comfortable in her last years but I couldn't do
much. Women get wore out so, sometimes they can't even take care of each other
. ... "That was before the Prohibition, so Charles Walker hadn't stopped drinking