The drunkenness produced by kava is of a melancholy, silent and drowsy character.
In his later years he overcame the drunkenness that was habitual to him in youth; he developed seriousness of character and unselfish devotion to what lie believed was the cause of patriotism; and he won the respect of men of high character and capacity in France and Holland.
They became orgiastic in character and scenes of drunkenness, cf.
Divorces are granted for adultery, desertion for three years) habitual drunkenness, impotence at the time of marriage, fraud, lack of marriageable age (eighteen for males, sixteen for females), and failure of husband to provide for his wife during three consecutive years.
From his ascetic standpoint the revocation of the edict could only pander to drunkenness and immorality.