Temprate in every placeabroad, at home, Thence will applause, and hence will profit come; And health from eitherhe in time prepares For sickness, age, and their attendant cares. CrabbeBorough. Letter XVII. L. 198.
Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, When once it is within thee; but before Mayst rule it, as thou list: and pour the shame, Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor. It is most just to throw that on the ground, Which would throw me there, if I keep the round. HerbertTemple. The Church Porch. Perirrhanterium. St. 5.
Impostor; do not charge most innocent Nature, As if she would her children should be riotous With her abundance; she, good cateress, Means her provision only to the good, That live according to her sober laws, And holy dictate of spare temperance. MiltonComus. L. 762.
O madness to think use of strongest wines And strongest drinks our chief support of health, When God with these forbidden made choice to rear His mighty champion, strong above compare, Whose drink was only from the liquid brook. MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 553.