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Salt, - The necessity of atheism -- A letter to Lord Ellenborough -- A refutation of deism -- A defence of poetry -- Essay on the literature, the arts, and the manners of the Athenians -- On life -- On a future state -- Essay on Christianity Seventy years among savages link to archive.
Salt, - autobiographical essays Quotes: "The immediate object which food-reformers aim at is not so much the disuse of animal substances in general, as the abolition of flesh-meat in particular; and if they can drive their opponents to make the important admission that actual flesh-food is unnecessary, they can afford to smile at the trivial retort that animal substance is still used in eggs and milk.
They are well aware that even dairy produce is quite unnecessary, and will doubtless be dispensed with altogether under a more natural system of diet. However it would be significant as that was the first vegetarian article that Gandhi read. During these wanderings I once hit a vegetarian restaurant in Farringdon Street. The sight of it filled me with the same joy that a child feels on getting a thing after its own heart.
Before I entered I noticed books for sale exhibited under a glass window near the door. This I purchased for a shilling and went straight to the dining room.
This was my first hearty meal since my arrival in England. From the date of reading this book, I may claim to have become a vegetarian by choice. I blessed the day on which I had taken the vow hefore my mother. I had all along abstained from meat in the interests of truth and of the vow I had taken, but had wished at the same time that every Indian should be a meat-eater, and had looked forward to being one myself freely and openly some day, and to enlisting others in the cause.
The choice was now made in favour of vegetarianism, the spread of which henceforward became my mission. I feel especially honoured to find on my right, Mr. Henry Salt. It was Mr. He showed me why it was a moral duty incumbent on vegetarians not to live upon fellow-animals.
It is, therefore, a matter of additional pleasure to me that I find Mr. Salt in our midst.
A plea for vegetarianism, and other essays
Henry Stephens Salt