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1 As illustrating Dr. Crosby's “calmness,” the Chicago Advance says: “A collection of the dynamic complimentary phrases applied by this ‘calm’ lecturer to the main body of Temperance people of America would make a curious paragraph. Here are some specimens: ‘Mere obstinacy of opinion and personal pride ;’ ‘ what a fearful prostitution of a noble word is seen in the use of the word temperance to-day!’ ‘ a false flag’ seized by “radical and intemperate souls” which “ will disgust and alienate true and enlightened souls; ” “ these infatuated defenders of the Total-abstinence principle ;” “ these great untruths that are flaunted on its banners will disgust most men that have brains and use them;” “its spirit of intimidation” and “bulldozing,” the “invariable accompaniment of it during its forty years curriculum ;” “overbearing and tyrannical,” “using a violence of language that can admit of no excuse;” whose “principal agencies have been falsehood and intimidation ;” whose “ principles are at war with proper manliness or self-respect;” “ upon the Total-abstinence system I charge the growth of drunkenness in our land and a general demoralization among religious communities;” “moral jugglery,” “a blunder that has the proportions of a crime;” of the pledge, a “ most pernicious instrument for debauching the conscience,” “ always an injury and never a help;” the wild “ bashi-bazouks of controversy” etc., etc.”
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