Drunkenness – that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death.

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Sketches by Boz

Drunkenness – that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death” is a quotation taken Sketches by BozTales, Chapter 12 (The Drunkard’s Death).

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.

 

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