The Second International Temperance Congress, Held at Zürich, Switzerland, 1887: A Review of the Official Report

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U.S. Brewers' Assn., 1889 - 59 páginas
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Página 40 - Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
Página 40 - God uses not to captivate under a perpetual childhood of prescription, but trusts him with the gift of reason to be his own chooser; there were but little work left for preaching, if law and compulsion should grow so fast upon those things which heretofore were governed only by exhortation.
Página 40 - It was from out the rind of one apple tasted that the knowledge of good and evil, as two twins cleaving together, leaped forth into the world. And perhaps this is that doom which Adam fell into of knowing good and evil; that is to say, of knowing good by evil. As therefore the state of man now is, what wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear, without the knowledge of evil?
Página 39 - Jews from heaven, that omer, which was every man's daily portion of manna, is computed to have been more than might have well sufficed the heartiest feeder thrice as many meals. For those actions which enter into a man, rather than issue out of him, and therefore defile not, God uses not to captivate under a perpetual childhood of prescription, but trusts him with the gift of reason to be his own chooser ; there were but little work left for...
Página 40 - ... our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas, describing true temperance under the person of Guion, brings him in with his Palmer through the cave of Mammon, and the bower of earthly bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain.
Página 39 - How great a virtue is temperance, how much of moment through the whole life of man! Yet God commits the managing so great a trust, without particular law or prescription, wholly to the demeanour of every grown man.
Página 40 - praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised, and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly, we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather; that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary. That virtue therefore, which is but a youngling in the contemplation of evil, and knows not the utmost that vice promises to her followers,...
Página 56 - If there be no informer, then two-thirds goes to the canton where the offense has been committed by the officers or the employes of the customs administration; the fines will be apportioned under Article 57 of the canton law of August 27, 1851. ART. 17. Proceedings in all cases for violation of the law or the provisions for its carrying out shall be had in conformity with the federal law of 30th June, 1849, for violation of fiscal and revenue laws. ART. 18. The proprietors of existing distilleries...
Página 55 - Dczember 1886. ARTICLE 1. The right to manufacture and import liquors, the manufacture of which is hereby placed under federal control, shall belong exclusively to the confederation. Liquors delivered by the confederation to be used for drinking shall be sufficiently rectified and inspected. As for the supply covered through the domestic production, the confederation transfers to local authorities and trade the necessary delivery, as per Article 2. ART. 2. Nearly one-quarter of the consumption of...
Página 57 - ... August 27, 1851. ART. 17. Proceedings in all cases for violation of the law or the provisions for its carrying out shall be had in conformity with the federal law of 30th June, 1849, for violation of fiscal and revenue laws. ART. 18. The proprietors of existing distilleries shall be indemnified by the Confederation for the depreciation in the value of their property caused by the enactment of this law. In reaching this depreciation the profits in the business shall not be taken into account....

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