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Bacchus in Romantic England: Writers and Drink, 1780-1830 by Anya Taylor

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By Anya Taylor

Even supposing many books have studied writers and alcohol in sleek American literature, the wealthy tradition of consuming and the numerous poems and narratives approximately it within the Romantic interval in England were fullyyt missed. Bacchus in Romantic England: Writers and Drink 1780-1830 is the 1st learn to explain the majority and diversity of writings approximately consuming; to set those poems, novels, essays, letters and journals in a old, sociological, and clinical context; to illustrate the significance of drunkenness within the works of a few significant and minor writers of the interval; and to indicate that in those years, for a little while, the pleasures and pains of consuming are held in a vivacious stability. The publication argues that the determine of the drinker assessments the margins of the man or woman, both as a beast, savage, or factor or, at the different fringe of the human variety, as a loose, encouraged spirit.
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Such persons are very apt to be played upon by their companions. There are few men who, in their younger days, have not assisted in shaving the heads and painting the faces of these lethargic drunkards' (pp. 64-5). Before his death of typhoid at 34, MacNish worked to cure these varied drunkards. While most Romantic doctors and observers preserve their objectivity in treating and describing individual and family cases, two contemporaries complicate their observations with personal involvement. Though from very different backgrounds, Francis Dionysian Myths and Alcoholic Realities 23 Place and Basil Montagu both write at length about alcohol use as a serious problem in the London of the Romantic era.

Two long essays in his three volumes explore the sources of alcohol abuse in the late eighteenth century. The first, 'Essay on the Means of Avoiding Habitual Sickliness and Premature Mortality', exposes the evils of schools for girls and boys, where cold, hunger, boredom, lack of exercise, and 'early sexual intemperance' stunt the growth and vitality of children. Among boys, boredom leads to 20 Bacchus in Romantic England drinking: Tittle boys, if I am not grossly misinformed, guzzle at their meals so strong a fermented liquor as porter.

Upbraid the drunkard, abhor the madman, pass them by like the priest and thank God like the Pharisees that He did not make you as one of these! I have been drunk more than once, and my passion often borders on madness, and I regret neither. Because, in my own way, I have learned to understand that all exceptional people who created something great, something that seemed impossible, have to be decried as drunkards or madmen. And I find it intolerable, even in our daily life, to hear it said of almost everyone who manages to do something that is free, noble and unexpected: He is a drunkard, he is a fool.

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