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Stimulants of Great Men

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Bonaparte took snuff when he wished to stimulate his intellect, or when he was greatly annoyed.


Braham (the singer) drank bottled porter.


The Rev. William Bull, the Nonconformist, was an inveterate smoker.


Lord Byron took gin and water.


G. F. Cooke took all sorts of stimulants.


Lord Erskine took large doses of opium.


Gladstoneʹs restorative is an egg beaten up in sherry.


Hobbes drank raw brandy.


Ed. Kean drank raw brandy.


J. Kemble was an opium eater.


Newton smoked.


Pope drank strong coffee.


Wedderburne (the first Lord Ashburton) placed a blister on his chest when he was about to make a great speech. (Dr. Paris: Pharmacologia.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Stiletto of the Storm (The)
Still
Still Sow
Still Waters Run Deep
Stilling (John Henry)
Stilo Novo
Stimulants of Great Men
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Stirrup (A)
Stirrup Cup
Stirrup-Oil
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Stock
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