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" I endeavored to convince him that the bodily strength afforded by beer could only be in proportion to the grain or flour of the barley dissolved in the water of which it was made ; that there was more flour in a pennyworth of bread ; and therefore, if... "
The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography - Page 157
by Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 488 pages
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Philosophers - 1818
...afforded by beer, could only be in proportion to the grain or flour of the barley dissolved in the water of which it was made ; that there was more flour...wages every Saturday night for that vile liquor ; an expence I was free from. And thus these poor devils keep themselves always under. Watts, after some...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1818 - 449 pages
...afforded by beer, could only be in proportion to the grain or L flour of the barley dissolved in the water of which it was made; that there was more flour...strength than a quart of beer. He drank on however, anil had four or five shillings to pay out of his wages every Saturday night for that vile liquor;...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1818 - 519 pages
...pennyworth of bread, and theri Ion if he could cut that v. ith a pint of water, it would give him niğre strength than a quart of beer. He drank on however,...shillings to pay out of his wages every Saturday night lor that vile liquor; .an expense I was free from: and thus these poor devils keep themselves always...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Statesmen - 1848 - 468 pages
...which it was made ; that there was more flour in a penny-worth of bread; and therefore, if he would eat that, with a pint of water, it would give him...for that vile liquor ; an expense I was free from." No wonder that these mistaken hardworking men always, as he says, " kept themselves under." Much to...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 pages
...afforded by beer, could only be in proportion to the grain, or flour, of the barley, dissolved in the water of which it was made ; that there was more flour in a penny-worth of bread ; and therefore, if he would eat that, with a pint of water, it would give him more strength than a quart of beer. He drank...
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The Science of Health

Stephen Henry Ward - Medicine, Popular - 1853 - 412 pages
...strength afforded by beer could only be in proportion to the grain or flour of barley dissolved in the water of which it was made ; that there was more flour...on, however, and had four or five shillings to pay every Saturday night for that vile liquor ; an expense I was free from." He afterwards remarks, " From...
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Moralities for Home

George Eliel SARGENT - 1854
...— ' that it was necessary to drink strong beer that he might be strong to labour. So he drank on, and had four or five shillings to pay out of his wages...for that vile liquor : an expense I was free from. * * * * ' ' From my example, a great many of the men left ofl' their muddling breakfast of beer, bread,...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856
...strength afforded by beer could only be in proportion to the grain or flour of the barley dissolved in the water of which it was made; that there was more flour...for that vile liquor ; an expense I was free from." But Franklin thought it due to his companion not only to reason with him, but to convince him by example....
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Lectures on Temperance

Eliphalet Nott - Alcohol - 1857 - 341 pages
...bodily strength afforded by beer could only be in proportion to the grain or flour dissolved in the water of which it was made ; that there was more flour...Saturday night for that vile liquor, — an expense which I was free from ; and thus tJi ese poor devils keep themselves alwayi under." — See Dr. Franklin's...
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Discourses, Charges, Addresses, Pastoral Letters, Etc. Etc

Alonzo Potter - 1858 - 453 pages
...strength afforded by beer could only be in proportion to the grain or flour of the barley dissolved in the Water of which it was made; that there was more flour...Saturday night for that vile liquor, — an expense which I was free from ; and thus these poor devils keep themselves always under." See Dr. Franklin's...
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