* none did compel.
Every person drank what he pleased. Among the Greeks,
however, each guest was obliged to keep the round, or leave
the company: hence the proverb [E pithi, e apithi,] Drink, or
begone. Mr. Herbert, in his poem entitled "The Church Porch,"
has severely reprobated this vile custom. In Britain,
however, this demoralizing custom is now almost destroyed, and
a new era of social pleasure is arising, by temperate habits,
increased domestic comforts, and the spread of gospel truths.
Jer 35:8 51:7 Hab 2:15,16
* the officers.