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Talking of a penurious gentleman of our acquaintance , Johnson said , “ Sir , he
is narrow , not so much from avarice , as from impotence to spend his money . He
cannot find in his heart to pour out a bottle of wine ; but he would not much care ...
JOHNSON . “ No , sir : before dinner men meet with great inequality of
understanding ; and those who are conscious of their inferiority , have the
modesty not to talk . When they have drunk wine , every man feels himself happy
, and loses that ...
I observed , that wine did some people harm , by inflaming , confusing , and
irritating their minds ; but that the experience of mankind had declared in favour
of moderate drinking . JOHNSON . “ Sir , I do not say it is wrong to produce self ...
To know of what vintage our wine is , enables us to judge of its value , and to
drink it with more relish ; but to have the produce of each vine of one vineyard , in
the same year , kept separate , would serve no purpose . To know that our wine ...
One may drink wine , and be nothing the worse for it : on another , wine may have
effects so inflammatory as to injure him both in body and mind , and perhaps
make him commit something for which he may deserve to ÆTAT . 67 . ] DR .
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