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I seem to you cruel and too much addicted to gluttony, when I beat my cook for sending up a bad dinner. If that appears to you too trifling a cause, say for what cause you would have a cook flogged.
MARTIAL-Epigrams. Bk. VIII. Ep. 23.
Great pity were it if this beneficence of Providence should be marr'd in the ordering, so as to justly merit the Reflection of the old proverb, that though God sends us meat, yet the D- does cooks. Cooks' and Confectioners' Dictionary, or the
Accomplished Houseurife's Companions.
(See also GARRICK, SMITH, TAYLOR) Hallo! A great deal of steam! the pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook's next door to each other, with a laundress's next door to that. That was the pudding.
DICKENS—Christmas Carol. Stave Three.
If your slave commits a fault, do not smash his teeth with your fists; give him some of the (hard) biscuit which famous Rhodes has sent you.
MARTIAL—Epigrams. Bk. XIV. Ep. 68.
15 A cook should double one sense have: for he Should taster for himself and master be.
MARTIAL—Epigrams. Bk. XIV. Ep. 220. Oh, better no doubt is a dinner of herbs, When season'd by love, which no rancour dis
I. Canto II. St. 27.
MILTON-L'Allegro. L. 85.
Ever a glutton, at another's cost,
DRYDEN—Fourth Satire of Persius. L. 58.
Heaven sends us good meat, but the devil sends us cooks. DAVID GARRICK—Epigram on Goldsmith's
Poure faire un civet, prenez un lièvre.
To make a ragout, first catch your hare. Attributed erroneously to Mrs. GLASSE. In
Cook Book, pub. 1747, said to have been written by Dr. Hill. See NOTES AND QUERIES, Sept. 10, 1859. P. 206. Same in LA VARENNE's Le Cuisinier Français. First ed. (1651) P. 40. Quoted by METTERNICH from MARCHIONESS OF LONDONDERRYNarrative of a visit to the Courts of Vienna. (1844)
He ruleth all the roste
SKELTON—Why come ye not to Court? Of Cardinal Wolsey.
(See also HEYWOOD) The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit, The clock hath strucken twelve.
Comedy of Errors. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 44.
“Very well,” cried I, "that's a good girl; I find you are perfectly qualified for making converts, and so go help your mother to make the gooseberry pye.”
GOLDSMITH-Vicar of Wakefield. Ch. VII.
God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.
JOHN TAYLOR-Works. Vol. II. P. 85. (1630) (See also COOK AND CONFECTIONERS' Dict.)
15 This Bouillabaisse a noble dish is
A sort of soup or broth, or brew, Or hotchpotch of all sorts of fishes,
That Greenwich never could outdo; Green herbs, red peppers, mussels, saffron,
Soles, onions, garlic, roach, and dace;
In that one dish of Bouillabaisse.
WINSLOW-Good News from New England. "Very astonishing indeed! strange thing!". (Turning the Dumpling round, rejoined the
King), " 'Tis most extraordinary, then, all this is; It beats Penetti's conjuring all to pieces; Strange I should never of a Dumpling dream! But, Goody, tell me where, where, where's the
Seam?” "Sire, there's no Seam," quoth she; “I never knew That folks did Apple-Dumplings sew.” "No!" cried the staring Monarch with a grin; "How, how the devil got the Apple in?” JOHN WOLCOT (Peter Pindar)-The Apple
Dumplings and a King.
Were not I a little pot and soon hot, my very lips might freeze to my teeth. Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 5. 7 Where's the cook? is supper ready, the house trimmed, rushes strewed, cobwebs swept?
Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 47.
8 'Tis burnt; and so is all the meat. What dogs are these! Where is the rascal cook? How durst you, villains, bring it from the dresser, And serve it thus to me that love it not?
Taming of the Shrew, Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 164.
COQUETRY (See also FLIRTATION)
Weke, weke! so cries a pig prepared to the spit.
Titus Andronicus. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 146. 10
He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs tarry the grinding.
Have I not tarried?
Ay, the grinding: but you must tarry the bolting.
Have I not tarried?
Ay, the bolting: but you must tarry the leavening.
Still have I tarried. Ay, to the leavening: but here's yet in the word "hereafter" the kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven and the baking: nay, you must stay the cooling too, or you may chance to burn your lips.
Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 15. 11
The waste of many good materials, the vexation that frequently attends such mismanagements, and the curses not unfrequently bestowed on cooks with the usual reflection, that whereas God sends good meat, the devil sends cooks.
E. SMITH-The Compleat Housewife. (1727) (See also COOK AND CONFECTIONERS' Dict.)
Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl,
LADY HOLLAND's Memoir. Vol. I. P. 426.
In the School of Coquettes
Madam Rose is a scholar;-
'Tis to show her new collar; In the School of Coquettes
Madam Rose is a scholar!
Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practise it, because the coquetry of some it restrained by fear or by reason.
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD—Maxims. No. 252.
Velocius (or citius) quam asparagi coquantur.
More quickly than asparagus is cooked. SUETONIUS— Augustus. 87. A saying of
Shall deluge all; and avarice, creeping on, It is a species of coquetry to make a parade of Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the sun. never practising it.
POPE–Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 135.
So true is that old saying, Corruptio optimi
ligion. Saying may be traced to THOMAS The greatest miracle of love is the cure of AQUINAS. Prim. Soc. Art. I. 5. ARIScoquetry.
TOTLE. Eth. Nic. VIII. 10. 12. EUSELA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maxims. No. 359.
BIUS—Demon. Evang. I. IV. Ch. XII. 4
St. GREGORY–Moralia on Job. Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation de (See also DENHAM, FELTON, ST. AUGUSTINE, praves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards
also BACON under Sun) the rose easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, mak The men with the muck-rake are often indising them hard to handle, and when caught, only pensable to the well-being of society, but only if to be cherished in slimy waters.
they know when to stop raking the muck. IK MARVEL-Reveries of a Bachelor. Sea ROOSEVELT- Address at the Corner-stone layCoal. I.
ing of the Office Building of House of Repre
sentatives, April 14, 1906.
COST (See VALUE, WORTH)
COUNSEL (See ADVICE)
COUNTRIES (See also AMERICA, ENGLAND, light: although it passes among the impure,
FRANCE, GERMANY, etc.); COUNTRY LIFE
She let the legions thunder past,
MATTHEW ARNOLD-Obermann Once More. St.
Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds
The tone of languid Nature.
COWPER—The Task. Bk. I. L. 181.
The town is man's world, but this (country
life) is of God.
ČOWPER—The Task. Bk. V. L. 16.
There are Batavian graces in all he says.
Batavian (i.e. from the Netherlands-Batavia.)
A land flowing with milk and honey.
Exodus. III. 8; Jeremiah. XXXII. 22. FELTHAM-Resolves. XXX. Of Woman. P. 70. Pickering's Reprint of Fourth Ed. (1631)
I hate the countrie's dirt and manners, yet (See also PURCHAS)
I love the silence; 1 embrace the wit;
A courtship, flowing here in full tide.
No place each way is happy.
WILLIAM HABINGTON--To my Noblest Friend,
1. C. Esquire. Gay-Ħables. Pt. II. Fable 2.
Far from the gay cities, and the ways of men. At length corruption, like a general flood
HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XIV. L. 410. Pope's (So long by watchful ministers withstood),
Yon Sun that sets upon the sea
We follow in his flight;
My native land-Good Night!
There came to the beach a poor Exile of Erin,
The dew on his thin robe was heavy and chill; For his country he sigh’d, when at twilight re
pairing To wander alone by the wind-beaten hill. CAMPBELL—The Exile of Erin.
To one who has been long in city pent,
And as I read
LONGFELLOW-Chaucer. 3 The country is lyric,—the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the most perfect musical drama.
LONGFELLOW-Kavanagh. Ch. XIII.
Never-forever!" LONGFELLOW—The Old Clock on the Stairs.
Country in town.
From the lone shielding on the misty island
Mountains divide us, and the waste of seasBut still the blood is strong, the heart is High
land, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides. Canadian Boat Song. First appeared in
Blackwood's Magazine, Sept., 1829. Attributed to John G. LOCKHART, JOHN GALT and EARL OF EGLINGTON (died 1819). Founded on EGLINGTON's lines according to PROF. MACKINNON. Also in article in Tait's Magazine. (1849) Wording changed
by SKELTON. 15 Patria est, ubicunque est bene.
Our country is wherever we are well off. CICERO — Tusculan Disputations. V. 37.
Quoting PACUVIUS. Same quoted by ARIS-
(See also VOLTAIRE)
Mine be a cot beside the hill;
A beehive's hum shall soothe my ear;
With many a fall, shall linger near.
Nor shall Thule be the extremity of the world.
Georgics. I. 30.
Greeks and Romans, perhaps Tilemark,
Islands. Thylensel, according to Camden. COUNTRY (LOVE OF) (See also PATRIOTISM)
There ought to be a system of manners in every nation which a well-formed mind would be disposed to relish. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. III. P. 100.
My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to Heav'n is sent, Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet
content! BURNS—Cotter's Saturday Night. St. 20.
10 I can't but say it is an awkward sight
To see one's native land receding through
Especially when life is rather new.
11 Oh, Christ! it is a goodly sight to see What Heaven hath done for this delicious land!
BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto I. St. 15.
So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar,
GOLDSMITH—The Traveller. L. 207.
And scorn to give aught other reason why; Would shake hands with a king upon his throne,
And think it kindness to his majesty.
To be really cosmopolitan a man must be at home even in his own country. T. W. HIGGINSON-Short Studies of American
Authors. Henry James, Jr.
Patriæ quis exul se quoque fugit.
What exile from his country is able to escape from himself? HORACE—Carmina. II. 16. 19.
Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee,
LONGFELLOW—The Building of the Ship.
Breathes there the man with soul so dead,
Land of my sires! what mortal hand
My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor.
SCOTT—Rob Roy. Ch. XXXIV.
Courage, the highest gift, that scorns to bend
bright throne, By which the soul stands raised, triumphant
high, alone. Great in itself, not praises of the crowd, Above all vice, it stoops not to be proud. Courage, the mighty attribute of powers above, By which those great in war, are great in love. The spring of all brave acts is seated here, As falsehoods draw their sordid birth from fear. FARQUHAR—Love and a Bottle. Part of dedica
tion to the Lord Marquis of Carmarthen. Stop shallow water still running, it will rage; tread on a worm and it will turn. ROBERT GREENE-Worth of Wit.
(See also HENRY VI) Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are.
J. C. AND A. W. HARE—Guesses at Truth.
La patrie est aux lieux où l'âme est enchainée.
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound. VOLTAIRE-Le Fanatisme. I. 2.
(See also CICERO)
COURAGE (See also BRAVERY, DARING)
7 I think the Romans call it Stoicism.
ADDISON-Cato. Act 1. Sc. 4.
The soul, secured in her existence, smiles At the drawn dagger, and defies its point.
ADDISON—Cato, Act V. Sc. 1.
Tender handed stroke a nettle,
And it stings you for your pains;
And it soft as silks remains.
The schoolboy, with his satchel in his hand,
BLAIR—The Grave. Pt. I. L. 58. (See also DRYDEN, also DRYDEN under THOUGHT)
One who never turned his back but marched
breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted,
wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to flight better,
Sleep to wake.
Justum et tenacem propositi virum
The man who is just and resolute will not be moved from his settled purpose, either by the misdirected rage of his fellow citizens, or by the threats of an imperious tyrant. HORACE—Carmina. III. 3. 1.
We are not downhearted, but we cannot understand what is happening to our neighbours. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN--,
--Speech at Southwick, Jan. 15, 1906. 12 A man of courage is also full of faith. CICEROThe Tusculan Disputations. Bk.
III. Ch. VIII. YONGE's trans.
"Be bold!” first gate; "Be bold, be bold, and evermore be bold,” second gate; “Be not too bold!" third gate. Inscription on the Gates of Busyrane.
(See also DANTON under AUDACITY)