His ducking sobered him a little, and he went to sleep, taking first out of his pocket a book, which he desir’d I would dry for him.
I waited upon him accordingly, and should have taken Collins with me but that he was not sober.
Meredith was no compositor, a poor pressman, and seldom sober.
While I liv’d in Boston most of my hours of leisure for conversation were spent with him, and he continu’d a sober as well as an industrious lad; was much respected for his learning by several of the clergy and other gentlemen, and seemed to promise making a good figure in life.
] As those people are extreamly apt to get drunk, and, when so, are very quarrelsome and disorderly, we strictly forbad the selling any liquor to them; and when they complain’d of this restriction, we told them that if they would continue sober during the treaty, we would give them plenty of rum when business was over.