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Scots Magazine (Newspaper) - February 1, 1744, London, Middlesex The ScoTs of the continued from delate en the ginbill It fpeech of Domitius in char alter of the Duke Am furprifed to find this debate laft fo efpecially when I con that all the arguments againft the bill are founded upon a fuppofi that it will increafe the in my is impoffible for by increafing the the purchafe a large dofe of fpirituous liquors is put t of the power of a poor let his in nations be never fo let the nptations be what they he cannot tnply with them he muft content him f with what is Perhaps he ly fometimes launch into a little but he will feldom or never be le to launch out into a vitious ufe of h liquors for in as in all forts ftrong there is a a and a vitious A fmall dram fpirituous liquors may fometimes be ne in a very cold or when a man become faint with hard labour and it be cruel to raife the price of them high as to put even this ufe out of the ach of the When a man takes a gerdram than is orof tner than but never fo much at a time to make himfelf it is a luxuri is ufe and luxury ought to be taxed in e poor as well as the And when nan drinks fo much of thefe liquors at a ne as to make himfelf or fo often to impair his this is a vitious which ought to be prohibited and pu hed but it ought to be prohibited in ch a as not to put it out of peo es power to have the neceflary or en a little of the luxurious uie of iuch juors upon fome occafions for it would hard to make it impoffible for poor men rerto rejoice pr be Thus your Lordfhips muft that if by the additional the price of thefe liquors be raifed fo high as to put the vi tious ufe of them out of the reach of the the temptations which it is faid will be introduced by this can occafion no increafe in the were much more powerful than they ttn fuppofed to For my I do not think they will have any The word or any other name the vulgar pleafe to give for I am told they have given it a great tho wrote in capital ters upon a cafk will never in viteany man to drink fo much as one unlefs he has a natural inclination and if he has a natural and money in his he will now eafily find where it is to be fold he may now I be find it out in any ilreet or even where he is an utter ftranger j for moft of thofe little ihops that now fell defpife becaufe they have nothing to and are that no man will become an when he is fure he can get nothing but contempt by his As we find it impoffible to prevent this private there is no method for venting peoples complying with their inr but by railing the price fo as to put the frequent or the purchafe of a large out of their reach and this in fome be the ef fect of this A Noble Lord has alrea dy that it will raife all fpi rituous at leaft a penny in a above what they are now fold for in my he has Hated the advanced price too low and I fhall beg leave to give your Lordfhips my reafons for think ing I muft join with him in fuppo that all fpirituous efpecially that liquor are now fold as both by the diftiller and retalety as they H cw
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