If we heard it said of Orientals that they habitulally drank a liquor which went to their heads, deprived them of reason and made them vomit, we should say, “How very barbarous!”

Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696) French essayist, moralist
The Characters [Les Caractères] (1688)

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