Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 253–54.

Bottle Companions



Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine


Temperance, Medical Practitioners, Education

    Invokes the reader to consider the many who drink themselves to death. Observes: 'perhaps you may remember more than one—ay half a dozen medical students—as they were called—who after spending in the slips of theatres, and the boxes of taverns, and worse haunts, the means furnished for their education by parents who had meanwhile denied themselves even the necessaries of life—vanished from the streets, as they said either truly or falsely, for berths on board Whalers. Home-returning in poverty, they got unsettled in small rural villages, unable to support a howdie', until some disgraceful end overtook them (254).

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