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" ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fumes thereof, nearest resembling the horrible stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless. "
A true and certaine relation of a strange-birth, which was borne at Stone ... - Page 20
by Thomas Bedford - 1872
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Lord Baltimore: Founder of Maryland

J. Dennis Robinson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 112 pages
...Calvert worked devotedly, had once called smoking a disgusting habit. In 1604, he wrote, "Smoking is a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs." He originally tried to tax the product out of existence. But the public became so attracted to pipe...
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From Witchcraft to Wisdom: A History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the ...

Geoffrey Chamberlain - Health & Fitness - 2007 - 352 pages
...French encountered. Four-fifths of the people were still in the country but an increasing number were "A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose,...stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrible stinging smoke of the pit that is bottomless." James 1 counterblasting tobacco (1604) 35 Protest. mi...
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Sea Venture: Shipwreck, Survival, and the Salvation of the First English ...

Kieran Doherty - History - 2007 - 276 pages
...bankrupt themselves, spending 300 or 400 per year to feed their filthy habit.16 Smoking, he said, is a custom "loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose,...dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fumes thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless."1' Though...
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Ideas and Adventures, 1200-1700

Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss - History - 2007 - 403 pages
...ire of James I of England, and he delivered a scathing edict against tobacco. He deplored smoking as a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs. He increased the tax on tobacco 4,000 percent, to no avail. Notwithstanding royal fulminations, tobacco...
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Frontiers: A Short History of the American West

Robert V. Hine, John Mack Faragher - History - 2007 - 248 pages
...English consumers by Francis Drake in the 1580s, and despite King James's description of the habit as "loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs," by the 1610s a craze for smoking had created strong consumer demand. Tobacco made the Virginia colony...
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