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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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We drink one another's health and spoil our own.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
Bully_rus
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:09:26 AM
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Yeah. As usual, we presume too much about ourselves, our health and our drinks, too…
Bully_rus
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:09:27 AM
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Moderation is of essence, I guess. Right?
taurine
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:12:07 AM

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Some broke out in laughter, and with them Skshetuski, for his head buzzed a trifle now; Zagloba babbled on just like a woodcock, charmed with his own voice.

— Henryk Sienkiewicz, With Fire and Sword, Chapter II
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:26:47 AM

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Context from:Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

On Eating and Drinking

I started this paper with the idea of writing about eating and drinking, but I seem to have confined my remarks entirely to eating as yet. Well, you see, drinking is one of those subjects with which it is inadvisable to appear too well acquainted. The days are gone by when it was considered manly to go to bed intoxicated every night, and a clear head and a firm hand no longer draw down upon their owner the reproach of effeminacy. On the contrary, in these sadly degenerate days an evil-smelling breath, a blotchy face, a reeling gait, and a husky voice are regarded as the hall marks of the cad rather than or the gentleman.

Even nowadays, though, the thirstiness of mankind is something supernatural. We are forever drinking on one excuse or another. A man never feels comfortable unless he has a glass before him. We drink before meals, and with meals, and after meals. We drink when we meet a friend, also when we part from a friend. We drink when we are talking, when we are reading, and when we are thinking. We drink one another's healths and spoil our own. We drink the queen, and the army, and the ladies, and everybody else that is drinkable; and I believe if the supply ran short we should drink our mothers-in-law.

By the way, we never eat anybody's health, always drink it. Why should we not stand up now and then and eat a tart to somebody's success?
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:23:31 AM

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Wise quotation.
Hans Wobbe
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:19:48 PM

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Agreed.
juno23
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:54:27 PM

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I'd say, if you are an AA then stay away from wanting to give a toast for someone's health--avoid a "good reason".
Ajike Omooba
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:07:59 PM

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True.
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