Poor Dick, eats like a well man, and drinks like a sick.
There is a devil in every berry of the grape.
By this time, it being past eleven o’clock, the two bar-keepers of the saloon were in pretty constant activity. One of these young men had a rare faculty in the concoction of gin-cocktails. It was a spectacle to behold, how, with a tumbler in each hand, he tossed the contents from one to the other. […]
It (alcohol) sloweth age, it strengtheneth youth, it helpeth digestion, it abandoneth melancholie, it relisheth the heart, it lighteneth the mind, it quickeneth the spirits, it keepeth and preserveth the head from whirling, the eyes from dazzling, the tongue from lisping, the mouth from snaffling, the teeth from chattering, and the throat from rattling; it […]
There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
Bacchus’ blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier’s pleasure.
A woman drove me to drink, and I never even had the courtesy to thank her.
He didn’t add that he’d been given to understand that Baptists didn’t drink alcoholic beverages. Odd, considering that Jesus’ first public miracle had been to change water into wine at the marriage feast at Cana. But Christianity had many faces. In any case, the mao-tai was vile, worse than the cheapest grappa. With advancing years, […]
The horse and mule live thirty years, And never know of wine and beers. The goat and sheep at twenty die, Without a taste of scotch or rye. The cow drinks water by the ton, and at eighteen is mostly done. The dog at fifteen cashes in, Without the aid of rum or gin. The […]
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snake bite and furthermore always carry a small snake.