Total abstinence

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Daylight had made no assertion of total abstinence though he had not taken a drink for months after the day he resolved to let his business go to smash.
But I may as well say --en passant, as the French remark --that I myself --that is to say, Jack Bunger, late of the reverend clergy --am a strict total abstinence man; I never drink-- Water!
He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge.
There had been in the past a fool of a doctor who had prescribed total abstinence for Nutty, and Elizabeth knew this.
Brother Solomon and Sister Jane were rich, and the family candor and total abstinence from false politeness with which they were always received seemed to them no argument that their brother in the solemn act of making his will would overlook the superior claims of wealth.
I have not been able either to persuade my brother or to prevail on myself, to disuse the traffic or the potation of brandy, but perhaps a pledge of total abstinence might effectually restrain us.
And, more than that, he took the Total Abstinence Pledge, and promised to turn over a new leaf.
After all, perhaps, the plainest course for persons of such tender consciences, would be, a total abstinence from tavern-keeping.
Our mindset about lent is that it is total abstinence from food but when we move close to theologians, they will tell us it is more than that.
The council roads department have given three boxes of photographs of road signs from the 1990s; a cache of 20 pharmacy prescription books from 1940-1948 were found in the roof space of the old Apothecaries' Hall in Buccleuch Street and donated; an exceptionally detailed 1949 inventory of ironmongery from Hillhouse & Hunter in Thornhill; Wanlockhead Lead Mining Museum records 1985-2000; records of the Moniaive (Minihive) Total Abstinence Society in the 1850s; and material relating to the Stewartry Young Farmers' Association from the 1830s are all now in the safe custody of the Archives.
Not that this is a weekend for total abstinence. By the end of it, you should be positively glowing.

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