ardent spirits

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strong distilled liquor or brandy

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Rush's empirical inquiry was among the first of its kind conducted in the United States and his results were published in a volume entitled "An inquiry into the effects of ardent spirits upon the human body and mind." (60) Dr.
Americans considered European wine culture to be elite and snobbish, just as visiting foreigners often commented on the Americans' excessive drinking and choice of "homemade" ardent spirits. Frances Trollope, an English writer, traveled to America and recorded her observations of American culture.
The men of four companies in the 4th Artillery at Fort McHenry, Maryland, for example, took temperance pledges in 1830 and in a joint resolution stated that the use of ardent spirits in the army was "an evil of the greatest magnitude; that a constant use of it tends to vitiate the appetite and demoralize the character of the soldier ...
Congress, House, "On the Expediency and Effect of the Use of Ardent Spirits in the Army," 3 February 1829, in American State Papers: Military Affairs, 7 vols.
(9.) See Paul Johnson, A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, N.Y., 1815-1837 (New York, 1981), 56-57; Sean Wilentz, Chants Democratic: New York City and The Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850 (New York, 1984), 53-54; Peter Way, "Evil Humors and Ardent Spirits: The Rough Culture of Canal Construction Laborers." Journal of American History 79 (March 1993): 1397-1428; Herbert Gutman, Work, Culture, and Society in Industrializing America (New York, 1976), 37-38; Steven J.
"No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage," he informed the director of the city's historic Jardin des Plantes, who entertained him on his overnight visit.
The classic statement on the subject was An Inquiry Into the Effects of Ardent Spirits on the Human Mind and Body (1784), by Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia.
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Her natural temper was the reverse of his own, mild and inoffensive; and she is said to have done her best in her family that circumstances permitted, until a short time before her death, when bodily infirmities, or some other cause led her to use ardent spirits too freely.
(15.) Benjamin Rush, The Effects of Ardent Spirits upon the Human Body and Mind, (1784), reprinted in The Temperance Volume; Embracing the Temperance Tracts of the American Tract Society (New York, 1839), 6; Benjamin Wadsworth, Intemperance a National Evil.
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Noting that liquor had been kept in the guard room "for the purpose of trade among the officers," the warden ordered an end to the practice "in order to discourage the bad habit and evil tendency of a too frequent use of ardent spirits, by having it constantly at hand & in view, as well as to prevent all possible opportunities for the convicts obtaining at any time so dangerous an article."(15)
The arch enemy of mankind smiled when some cunning agent taught him how to use ardent spirits. He must have chuckled when opium was discovered, and this chuckle grew louder when the first youth inhaled the smoke of the deadly cigarette.