Mr. Besant on Drunkenness *"The Demoniac." By Walter Besant. Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual, 1890. (Arrowsmith, Bristol. One Shiling.)

  • George Atheling's
  • Published 2016
pudding, of wine and wassail, of re-union of friends and forgiveness of enemies. Then literature reflected the spirit of the age, and our Christmas books were bright with peace and goodwill, with happy coincidences, with joyous accidents such as do happen occasionally in real life, though not so often there as in the books. But now ! Are we growing so sad… (More)