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3992. INTEMPERANCE, Restriction.—

The drunkard, as much as the maniac, requires
restrictive measures to save him from the fatal infatuation under which he is destroying
his health, his morals, his family,
and his usefulness to society. One powerful
obstacle to his ruinous self-indulgence would be
a price beyond his competence.—
To Samuel Smith. Washington ed. vii, 285. Ford ed., x, 252.
(M. 1823)