Another of his reforms was the abolition of compulsory drinking,1 which is the undoing alike of body of mind. But he allowed everyone to drink when he was thirsty, believing that drink is then most harmless and most welcome.Now what opportunity did these public messes give a man to ruin himself or his estate by gluttony or wine-bibbing?
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