The History of the First Inebriate Asylum in the World: By Its Founder; an Account of His Indictment, Also a Sketch of the Woman's National Hospital, by Its Projector

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The author, 1888 - 503 pages
An account of the New York State Inebriate Asylum at Binghampton and the proposed Woman's National Hospital at Wilton, Conn.
 

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Page 160 - Branches they bore of that enchanted stem, Laden with flower and fruit, whereof they gave To each, but whoso did receive of them And taste, to him the gushing of the wave Far far away did seem to mourn and rave On alien shores...
Page 160 - Dear is the memory of our wedded lives, And dear the last embraces of our wives And their warm tears; but all hath suffer'd change; For surely now our household hearths are cold, Our sons inherit us, our looks are strange, And we should come like ghosts to trouble joy. Or else the island princes over-bold Have eat our substance, and the minstrel sings Before them of the ten years...
Page 327 - No private or local bill, which may be passed by the Legislature, shall embrace more than one subject, and that shall be expressed in the title.
Page 463 - Norfolk state hospital, any female, who is subject to dipsomania or inebriety either in public or private, or who is so addicted to the intemperate use of narcotics or stimulants as to have lost the power of selfcontrol...
Page 234 - Within a few days he had devised various expedients to procure rum, but failed. At length, however, he hit upon one which was successful. He went into the wood-yard of the establishment, placed one hand upon the block, and with an axe in the other, struck it off at a single blow. With the stump raised and streaming he ran into the house and cried, ' Get some rum ! get some rum ! my hand is off...
Page 59 - ... thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of ten dollars each and shall be paid in cash by the subscribers thereto at the time of such subscription, and the moneys so raised shall be subject to the provisions of section two of this act, and any person owning one or more of said shares of stock shall be a member and stockholder of said society, and may have one vote for each...
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Page 160 - ... enchanted stem, Laden with flower and fruit, whereof they gave To each, but whoso did receive of them, And taste, to him the gushing of the wave Far far away did seem to mourn and rave On alien shores; and if his fellow spake, His voice was thin, as voices from the grave; And deep-asleep he seem'd, yet all awake. And music in his ears his beating heart did make.
Page 35 - it is remarkable that all the diseases from drinking spirituous or fermented liquors are liable to become hereditary, even to the third generation, gradually increasing, if the cause be continued, till the family becomes extinct."* We need not endeavour to trace farther the remote causes of drunkenness.

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