The Most Pleasing, Dreamy Stupor

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, November 17th, 2012 · Quotes

“The effects of strong cordial gin, and the effects of opium, it would seem, are precisely alike. The former calcines [heats] the constitution, as it were, by degrees, when exhilarating the animal spirits. The latter acts upon the intellectual system in a very surprising manner, and produces the most pleasing, dreamy stupor that can possibly be imagined” The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, 1825.

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