Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 218.

Port Wine



Extract, Reminiscences, Drollery

Publications extracted:

New Monthly Magazine


Temperance, Epidemiology

    Relates an argument on the medical effects of drinking port-wine, between a port-wine drinker and a temperance advocate. The former gives as his clinching argument the fact that port-wine has 'kept the plague and the sweating-sickness out of England', nothing of the kind having occurred there since the Methuen trade treaty with Portugal (1703).

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