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Two closed internal tears to first leaf of ATU journal, a few tears to fore-edge margin, corners a bit dog-eared with minor loss, ink name on final leaf. 1840 Soft Cover. -192, -88 pp. Self wrappers. 8 1/2 x 11 1/2. Two temperance periodicals printed at the end of 1840, one representing a national organization, the other a New York organization, colloquially bound with thread. While certainly interesting historically, perhaps the most compelling feature of this item is the writing style, which would lend itself well to reading aloud in the style of an impassioned sermon. A sample:Let a man become the slave of the bottle and he has vibrated to the farthest extreme of all for which by God he was created and made. At once he is a fool, a beast and a fiend. His vitals are poisoned. His bloated face, his reddened eye, his bare skeleton, his faltering speech, his tottering limbs, all shew that the grave is opening to receive him... No vice is there on earth that intemperance does not generate. Go to the drunkard's hovel, and in half a day you may witness every moral pollution - blasphemy, obscenity, covetousness, envy, maliciousness, murder, deceit, malignity and cruelty... Intemperance is the prolific parent of poverty and crime. It makes its victim too lazy to work. Hence he wastes all his substance, becomes miserably poor, and must gain his subsistence by lying and fraud. He makes shipwreck of conscience; casts off the fear of God; and, lashed to fury by the fiery poison, he wreaks his vengeance on the most innocent victims.
Title: Journal of the American Temperance Union, Vol. IV., No. 12., December, 1840 [with] Temperance Recorder, Vol. IX., No. 10., December 1840
Publisher: American Temperance Union / Temperance Recorder: 1840
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 2205030