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Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
When once it is within thee; but before
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Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
When once it is within thee; but before
Mayst rule it, as thou list: and pour the shame,
Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor.
It is most just to throw that on the ground,
Which would throw me there, if I keep the round.

by George Herbert Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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O madness to think use of strongest wines
And strongest drinks our chief support of health,
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O madness to think use of strongest wines
And strongest drinks our chief support of health,
When God with these forbidden made choice to rear
His mighty champion, strong above compare,
Whose drink was only from the liquid brook.

by John Milton Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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Call'd to the temple of impure delight
He that abstains, and he alone, does right.
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Call'd to the temple of impure delight
He that abstains, and he alone, does right.
If a wish wander that way, call it home;
He cannot long be safe whose wishes roam.

by William Cowper Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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If all the world
Should in a pet of temp'rance, feed on pulse,
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If all the world
Should in a pet of temp'rance, feed on pulse,
Drink the clear stream, and nothing wear but frieze,
Th' All-giver would be unthank'd, would be unprais'd.

by John Milton Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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Of a nature so mild and benign and proportioned to the human
constitution as to warm without heating, to read more

Of a nature so mild and benign and proportioned to the human
constitution as to warm without heating, to cheer but not
inebriate. (Tar Water.)

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And he that will to bed go sober,
Falls with the leaf still in October.

And he that will to bed go sober,
Falls with the leaf still in October.

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Well observe
The rule of Not too much, by temperance taught
In what thou eat'st and drink'st.

Well observe
The rule of Not too much, by temperance taught
In what thou eat'st and drink'st.

by John Milton Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace.
Leave gormandizing.

Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace.
Leave gormandizing.

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Impostor; do not charge most innocent Nature,
As if she would her children should be riotous
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Impostor; do not charge most innocent Nature,
As if she would her children should be riotous
With her abundance; she, good cateress,
Means her provision only to the good,
That live according to her sober laws,
And holy dictate of spare temperance.

by John Milton Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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