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Craving the good saint's forgiveness, I ask you to rise and drink, in uncharitable ice water, to the immortal memory of Saint Patrick.

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Source Notes: Speech on St. Patrick's day, 17 March 1920, before the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Quoted in Jack Santino, All Around the Year: Holidays and Celebrations in American Life (chapter 3, "Winter into Spring") (1994). Rogers, president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, made his comments during the Prohibition era (1919-33), when federal law prevented the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages.

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