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" We talked of change of manners. Dr. Johnson observed that our drinking less than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. "I remember," said he, "when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk every night, and were not the worse thought... "
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 48
by James Boswell - 1786 - 442 pages
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1785 - 524 pages
...I wonder however, that fo many people have written, who might have let it alone. That people mould endeavour to excel in converfation, I do not wonder;...I remember (faid he) when all the decent people in Lichfieldgot drunk every night, and were not the worfe thought of. Ale was cheap, fo you prefled ftrongly....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1786
...our drinking less than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. ' I remember, (said he,) when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk every night, and were not the worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a man must bring a bottle of wine, he...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - 1810 - 414 pages
...our drinking less than our ancestors, was owing to the change from ale to wine. " I remember, (said he,) when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk every night, and were not the worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a man must bring a bottle of wine, he...
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The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1813 - 460 pages
...our drinking less than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. " I remember, (said he, ) when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk every night, and were hot the worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a man must bring a bottle of...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1831
...our drinking less than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. " I remember," said he, " when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk' every night, and were not the worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a man must bring a bottle of wine, he...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - 1848 - 874 pages
...our drinking less than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. " I remember," said by innovations on the long-received customs of common life. worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a man must bring a bottle of wine, he...
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

John Forster - 1854
...drinking less ' than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. I remember, he ' added, when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk every night, and were ' not the worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a ' man must bring a bottle of wine,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 34

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pages
...drinking lea: than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. " I remember," (aid he, " whea all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk ' every night, and were not the worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a man must bring a bottle of wine, be...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...our drinking less than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. " I remember." taid he, " when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk every night, and were not the worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a man must bring a bottle of wine he...
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The table talk of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 128 pages
...not easily go and immerse himself and "terity for ages in barbarism. CHANGES OF MANNERS. I remember when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk every night, and were not the worse thought of. Ale was cheap, so you pressed strongly. When a man must bring a bottle of wine, he...
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