The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions

or, Joints in our Social Armour

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Author: James Runciman
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,367 / 279 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.6
LoC Category: BJ
Downloads: 937
Added to site: 2004.11.13
mnybks.net#: 9053
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Philosophy, Essays
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to be in a tap-room among honestly brutal costers and scavengers than with that sniggering, winking gang. The drink got hold, glasses began to be broken here and there, the time was beaten with glass crushers, spoons, pipes, and walking-sticks; and then the bolder spirits felt that the time for good, rank, unblushing blackguardism had come. A being stepped up and faced a roaring audience of enthusiasts who knew the quality of his dirtiness; he launched out into an unclean stave, and he reduced his admirers to mere convulsions. He was encored, and he went a trifle further, until he reached a depth of bestiality below which a gaff in Shoreditch could net descend. Ah! Those bonny lads, how they roared with laughter, and how they exchanged winks with grinning elders! Not a single obscure allusion to filth was lost upon them, and they took more and more drink under pressure of the secret excitement until many of them were unsteady and incoherent. I think I should shoot a boy of mine if I found him enjoying such a

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