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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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Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom

Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) - English literature - 1910 - 568 pages
...Hogarth's pictures. Its ravages were frightful. Lecky writes of it : " 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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Industrial England in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century

Henry Trueman Wood - England - 1910 - 224 pages
...became an English (principally a London) trade. Once started, it developed with alarming rapidity. " The fatal passion for drink was at once and irrevocably planted in the nation."1 Lecky tells us how the production of British spirits grew from some half-million gallons...
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A voyage to Ramsgate for health: interspersed with reflections ..., Volume 88

Henry Blaine - 1912 - 260 pages
...when in consequence of low duties and no licensing, liquor became so plentiful 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," so that as a result "the fatal passion for drink was at once, irrevocably,...
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Ohio's health. v. 10-13, 1919-22, Volumes 10-13

1919 - 1100 pages
...was not", says Lecky, the historian of England, "until 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". Danger in Concentrates At first alcoholic drinks were strong like gin, brandy, and strong wines; ale...
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The Health of the industrial worker

Edgar Leigh Collis - 1921 - 478 pages
...whisky and gin (6.). " It was not," says Lecky, " until 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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Industrial Health

George Martin Kober, Emery Roe Hayhurst - Industrial hygiene - 1924 - 1264 pages
...recent occurrence in working men's lives: "It was not until about 1724 that the passion for gin drinking appears to have infected the masses of the population,...of an epidemic." 'The fatal passion for drink was the most momentous event of the entire 18th century, far overshadowing politics and wars in its effect...
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Standard Encyclopedia of the Alcohol Problem, Volume 3

Ernest Hurst Cherrington - Alcohol - 1926 - 692 pages
...absurd loophole, every householder became a potential publican. About 1724 the passion for gin-drinking infected the masses of the population, and it spread with the rapidity of an epidemic. Lecky says ("England in the Eighteenth Century," ii. 101 ) : Small as is the place...
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Ohio Public Health Journal, Volumes 12-14

Public health - 1922 - 720 pages
...was not", says Lecky, the historian of England, "until about 1/24 that the passion for gin drinking appears to have infected the masses of the population,...spread with the rapidity and violence of an epidemic". Danger in Concentrates At first alcoholic drinks were strong like gin, brandy, and strong wines ; ale...
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Proceedings

Friends General Conference (U.S.). General Conference - 1902 - 374 pages
...it WHS not until about 172-J, that the passion for gin-drinking appears to have infected the masse.? of the population and it 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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