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" These measures laid the foundation of the great extension of the English manufacture of spirits, but it was not till about 1724 that the passion for gindrinking appears to have infected the masses of the population, and it spread with the rapidity and... "
Democracy and Prohibition - Page 12
by Byron Akbar Roloson - 1918 - 66 pages
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The North American Review, Volume 143

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1886 - 650 pages
...impression of it than can be had from any historian of our day. Lecky tells us : " The passion for gindrinking appears to have infected the masses of...the population, and it spread with the rapidity and the violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English history, it...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1878 - 1164 pages
...And 100 years later, another writer, Mr. Lecky, speaks as follows : — " About 1724 the passion for gin-drinking appears to have infected the masses of...the population, and it spread with the rapidity and the violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English history, it...
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - History - 1878 - 660 pages
...extension of the English manufacture of spirits, but it was not till about 1724 that the passion for gin-drinking appears to have infected the masses of...the population, and it spread with the rapidity and the violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English history, it...
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Talks on Temperance

Frederic William Farrar - Temperance - 1879 - 178 pages
...that have flowed from it — the most momentous in that eighteenth century," because from that time " the fatal passion for drink was at once and irrevocably planted in the nation." Yes, it was only some 150 years ago that there began the disastrous era of the dram-shop and the gin-palace...
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Artificial anęsthesia and anęsthetics

Henry Munson Lyman - 1881 - 366 pages
...population probably little exceeded five millions. ... It was not till about 1724 that the passion for gin-drinking appears to have infected the masses of...the population, and it spread with the rapidity and the violence of an epidemic. . . . . Retailers of gin were accustomed to hang out painted boards announcing...
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Evesham Friends in the olden time

Alfred W. Brown - 1885 - 246 pages
...wandering sheep, and that they always concluded * " It was not until about 1724 that the passion for gindrinking appears to have infected the masses of...spread with the rapidity and violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English history, it was, probably, if we consider...
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Studies in Social Life: A Review of the Principles, Practices, and Problems ...

George Claude Lorimer - Social history - 1886 - 510 pages
...the English manufacture of spirits, but it was not till about 1724 that the passion for gin drinking appears to have infected the masses of the population,...spread with the rapidity and violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English history, it was probably, if we consider...
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Methodist Magazine and Review, Volume 57

1903 - 626 pages
...extension of the English manufacture of spirits, but it was not till about 1724 that the passion for gindrinking appears to have infected the masses of...spread with the rapidity and violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English history, it was probably, if we consider...
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The Taxation of the Liquor Trade

Joseph Rowntree, Arthur Sherwell - Alcohol - 1906 - 636 pages
...the English manufacture of spirits, but it was not till about 1724 that the passion for gin drinking appears to have infected the masses of the population : and it spread with the rapidity and the violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English history, it...
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"Aberdeen Journal" Notes and Queries, Volume 8

Aberdeen (Scotland) - 1915 - 296 pages
...the English manufacture of spirits, but it was not till about 1724 that the passion for ^in-drinking appears to have infected the masses of the population, and it spread with the rapidity and the violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English haetory, it...
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