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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Full bottles and glasses make swearers and asses.  Dutch.  1
Gods! what wild folly from the goblet flows.  Homer.  2
He earns a farthing and has a penny-worth of thirst.  Italian.  3
Intemperance and lust breed infirmities.  Tillotson.  4
Intemperance is the doctor’s wet nurse.  German.  5
Intoxication is a temporary madness.  Pythagoras.  6
More men are drowned in the bowl than in the sea.  German.  7
Thousands perish from intemperance; meanwhile all the world give themselves over to it.  Chinese.  8
We have snakes in our cups and in our dishes and whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.  L’Estrange.  9
When drink enters, wisdom departs.  Spanish.  10
You take your health to the whiskey shop once too often until it gets broken.  Cork saying.  11

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