Was Ben Franklin a booze hound? I’m pretty sure he was some kind of hound, so booze hound might not be much of a stretch. As evidence, I’ll resort to the lowest form of proof, using his own words!
"Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance."
"When Wine enters, out goes the Truth."
"Never spare the Parson's wine, nor the Baker's pudding."
"Wine is sure proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
"Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water."
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