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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 7 (December 15, 1926)

The Greatest Curse

The Greatest Curse.

The Duke de Stacpole, head of a distinguished Irish family, writes in his “Irish and Other Memories”—“An old story is told in connection with the national failing. ‘Drink!’ said the preacher, ‘is the greatest curse to our country. It makes ye quarrel with yer family. It makes ye hate yer neighbours. It makes ye shoot at yer landlord. And it makes ye miss him.’”

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