I suppose the preacher of even a lay sermon is expected to select some text more or less befitting the subject of his discourse; therefore, I have chosen I Timothy v, 23, "Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities."
In these days of biblical exogesis the reverential respect of the fathers has become badly shaken, and with perfect complacency we now revise the revision of the revised word until, like the boy's jackknife, the new handle, fitted to the new blade, is still claimed to be the same old knife.
The first revision was in the earlier day, when the crusaders of the new temperance faith openly absolved allegiance to King Alcohol, and declared that public tippling at the house of the tapster should be abolished.' The temperance lecturers dwelt on the evils and the doom of these open enlisted
MARCY HO. TABLE WINES. ARE THEIR USES TO BE ENCOURAGED? JAMA. 1904;XLII(9):577–579. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1904.92490540009001b
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