"Moreover, a material support came in to augment the spiritual. As lemon-juice had been sometimes an effectual cure for the sufferings of excess, I now discovered that a use of tobacco, to an extent which at other times would be immoderate, was a preventive of the horrors of abandonment. Making use of this knowledge, I smoked incessantly when out of the immediate presence of the waters -- never could I bring myself, however needy, to puff in the face of Niagara -- a blasphemy of deed only second to one of word which came to my notice during this visit..."
SOURCE: Ludlow, Fitz Hugh "My Stony Guardian" The Hasheesh Eater, available at this library.
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