The Festivals Of Bacchus

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 6th, 2013 · Quotes

The Festivals Of Bacchus

 “One who saw a good deal of their way of life has written that their chief vice, or debauchery, was that of drunkenness, ‘which they exercise for the most part with brandy. This they drink as liberally as the Spaniards do clear fountain water. Sometimes they buy together a pipe of wine; this they stave at the one end, and never cease drinking till they have made an end of it. Thus they celebrate the festivals of Bacchus so long as they have any money left.’”  On the Spanish Main or Some English Forays on the Isthmus of DarienWith a Description of the Buccaneers and a Short Account of Old-time Ships and Sailors by John Masefield.  Published by Methuen, 1906.

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