De Quincey’s first time. Works 2, p43


A pleasure indirectly paid for, as were his studies at Oxford, with profits from the East India Company opium trade via both his uncle Preston and his benefactor, the heiress Lady Carbery, whose father Henry Watson was one of the leading smugglers of Bengal opium into China. Just saying.

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