CONSIDERATIONS UPON THE NATURE AND TENDENCY OF FREE INSTITUTIONS.

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Página 333 - In years of plenty many thousands of them meet together in the mountains, where they feast and riot for many days; and at country weddings, markets, burials, and other the like public occasions, they are to be seen both men and women perpetually drunk, cursing, blaspheming, and fighting together.
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