the root and foundation of many other enormous sins

From England in 1606, An Act For Repressing the Odious and Loathsome Sin of Drunkenness: "Whereas the loathsome and odious sin of drunkenness is of late grown into common use within this Realm, being the root and foundation of many other enormous sins, as a bloodshed, stabbing, murder, swearing, fornication, adultery and such like, to the great … Continue reading the root and foundation of many other enormous sins