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What a charming thing is temperance ! the friend of the rich and poor, and the enemy of no one.

By reading this book, every man with any savey in him at all, may learn to be as well acquainted with his constitution, as he is with his countenance, by looking at himself in a glass. The consequence then is, that with this kind of nosce teipsum in his binnacle, he may always shape the course most likely to bring him safely, after a long voyage, into port; where, for the remainder of his days, he may lie up snugly, high and dry, on his beam-ends, free from the squalls of life, and the hurricanes of adversity; and enjoy the otium cum dignitate, in the well-earned reward of early temperance and industry, the surest and nearest roads to the havens of health, prosperity, and length of days.

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