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Addressing a gathering of overall abstainers, at Manchester, a short while in the past, the Bishop of Lincoln deplored the truth that teetotalism used to be making no headway. the commonsense of the race is saying itself and condemns with equivalent justice all excesses; intemperance in drink is universally deprecated and the intemperance in speech and assertion of overall abstinence advocates, "whose antagonism to alcohol has fossilized into superstition," is both condemned by way of all sober-minded people.

The significant majority of brain-workers, during this as in all different civilized nations, drink wines and spirits, and there needs to be many that wish to comprehend whatever extra trustworthy approximately alcohol than what's to be present in the varied guides issued through overall abstinence institutions. There has no longer been any accomplished paintings upon wines and spirits released in England for a few years, and the Committee of the Wine alternate membership have determined to factor a sequence of text-books to provide the general public in addition to wine-merchants with real proof and figures approximately wines and spirits.

the current quantity is the 1st of those text-books; it includes six chapters which correspond to the six lectures dehvered through the Wine exchange membership at Vintners' corridor throughout the iciness of 1911 — 1912. it can be stated to shape an creation to the learn of the topic ; it encompasses a strictly right yet very brief description of the heritage of the wine exchange in England and common info at the transforming into of vines, the paintings of wine-making, the technology of distillation and the consequences of alcohol upon the human physique. a few may be happy with the superficial wisdom won from the subsequent pages, yet many extra will be precipitated thereby to take a keener curiosity than hitherto right into a department of trade the learn of which bargains a bigger and extra diverse box of analysis than any other.

the subsequent volumes will deal exhaustively with the several wines of the area on the ancient and technical issues of view. One quantity of the sequence will take care of the botanical, medical, chemical, scientific, and political features of the query, while one other quantity could be solely dedicated to spirits.

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Price realized: 650 EUR (approx. S. Dollars as of the auction date) Gregory XII - 30 Nov. 1406 to 4 July 1415 Pope Gregory XII (died October 18, 1417), born Angelo Correr or Corraro, Pope from 1406 to 1415, succeeded Pope Innocent VII (1404–06) on November 30, 1406. He was chosen at Rome by a conclave consisting of only fifteen cardinals under the express condition that, should antipope Benedict XIII (1394–1423), the rival Pope at Avignon, renounce all claim to the Papacy, he also would renounce his, so that a fresh election might be made and the Western Schism (1378–1417) could be ended.

1/2 Grosso. Avignon mint. 34 g. : Pope enthroned on chair with lions heads; right had raised in blessing, holding cross staff in other hand. : Long cross, in each angle crossed keys. +SANTVS PETRUS Reference: Ber. 192 - Munt. 3. Very rare. Superb condition! 200. Price realized: 2,900 EUR (approx. S. , 1352-1362. 1/2 Grosso. Avignon mint. 32 g. : Pope enthroned on chair with lions heads; right had raised in blessing, holding cross staff in other hand. : Long cross, in each angle crossed keys. +SANTVS PETRUS Reference: Muntoni 3.

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