With nerves unstrung by that horrent nightmare, which had replunged me into the cruel vortex of nineteenth century antagonism and brutality, I cast around for some method of restoring my usual equanimity. An excursion into the country would, it appeared to me, serve the double purpose of acting as a nervous sedative, and of enabling me to realize something of the conditions of rural life in this year 2000 A. D. […]
Lewis Masquerier, “Temperance,” Boston Investigator 5 no. 26 (September 18, 1835): 4. Lewis Masquerier, “Temperance Exhortation,” Sociology (New York: Lewis Masquerier, 1877): 184–186.