The Bishop of London—thinks !

It seemed to the bishop (of London) that the causes of drinking among the well-to-do and amongst the poor were almost an exact contrast. With many well-to-do people the chief cause was want of occupation ; the idle—those who lived on the fat of the land and did not do anything—it was they who took to drink. When he turned to the poorer classes, it was over-work and over-worry—the terrible strain upon the mother who had to get food somehow, even if the father was out of work. — Morning Leader, Feb. 5th, ’09, reporting meeting of the Women’s Union of the Ch. of Eng. Tern. Socy.

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