Word of the Day: BELLY-SLAVE

– from belly + slave

“…The Sermon against to himself, by drinking, sorrow and care, with perpetual infamy and reproach unto the world’s end. If God spared not his servant Lot, being otherwise a godly man, nephew what will he do to these beastly belly-slaves, which, void of all godliness or virtuous behaviour, not once, but continually day and night, give themselves wholly to bibbing and banqueting?…”

From: Certain Sermons or Homilies Appointed to be Read in Churches 
in the Time of the Late Queen Elizabeth of Famous Memory
The Church of England, 1822
An Homily Against Gluttony and Drunkenness, 1562

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