Friday, September 13, 2013

Well Said: the society of drunkards

From my quote journal. I didn't like the book enough to finish it, but I simply loved this comment made to a Christian maiden in hiding.
"Drink," said Amram cheerfully, as he poured wine and water into a cup; "it will hearten you, and your faith does not forbid the use of the grape, for have I not heard you styled the society of drunkards?"

"That is only one bad name among many, sir," said Rachel, as she took the cup."
H. Rider Haggard, The Pearl-Maiden

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