Drinking To Live

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 7th, 2014 · Quotes

“Such was his addiction to wine, that he occasionally suffered its treacherous influence to obtain complete mastery of his reason; and indeed he was often heard to praise the cold and foggy climate of Holland, as the best in the world; since it was constantly necessary to repel its chilling assaults by the generous warmth of the grape-juice; adding, that no one could now accuse him of living to drink, as they had done in France, when, in fact, he was only taking medicine, and drinking to live.”  Brambletye House or Cavaliers and Roundheads: A Novel by Horace Smith.  Edition: 3.  Published by H. Colburn, 1826.

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