“Drunk? and speak parrot? and squabble? swagger? swear? and discourse fustian with one's own shadow?”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 'Othello'
“Drunkenness is his best virtue, for he will be swine-drunk; and in his sleep he does little harm, save to his bedclothes about him.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
'All's Well That Ends Well'
Edict against drunkenness:
"Any man convicted of being drunk will be condemned: on the first offense, to detention in prison on bread and water; on the second offense, to be whipped in the inner court of the prison; on the third offense, to be whipped publicly....And on the fourth offense, he shall have both his ears cut off and be banished from the kingdom of France."
Francis I (1494-1547), King of France (1515-1547)
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