Monday, January 30, 2006

Ambrose's Antidote: ABSTAINER

ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying
himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from
everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the
affairs of others.

Said a man to a crapulent youth: "I thought
You a total abstainer, my son."
"So I am, so I am," said the scapegrace caught --
"But not, sir, a bigoted one."

G.J.

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