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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4834
AUTHOR:Robert Hall (1764–1831)
QUOTATION:Call things by their right names…. Glass of brandy and water! That is the current but not the appropriate name: ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Gregory’s Life of Hall.
 
Note 1.
See Tourneur, Quotation 1.

He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin.—Diogenes Laertius: Pythagoras, vi. [back]
 

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