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Oh! the roast beef of England,
16 What will not luxury taste? Earth, sea, and air, Are daily ransack'd for the bill of fare. Blood stuffed in skins is British Christians' food, And France robs marshes of the croaking brood. GAY—Trivia. Bk. III. L. 199.
17 Blest be those feasts, with simple plenty crowned, Where all the ruddy family around Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale.
GoLDSMITH-Traveller. L. 17.
“Here, dearest Eve,” he exclaims, “here is food.” “Well,” answered she, with the germ of a housewife stirring within her, “we have been so busy to-day that a picked-up dinner must serve.”
HAWTHORNE–Mosses from an Old Manse.
The New Adam and Eve.
Je veux que le dimanche chaque paysan ait sapoule au pot.
I want every peasant to have a chicken in his pot on Sundays. HENRY IV of France.
20 Such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. Hebrews. W. 12.
21 Strong meat belongeth to them that are of ull age. Hebrews. W. 14.
22 He rolls it under his tongue as a sweetmorsel. MATTHEw HENRY-Commentaries.
23 Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life. MATTHEW HENRY-Commentaries. Psalm CIW. 15. (See also SWIFT)
24 He pares his apple that will cleanly feed. ER }. Porch. St. 2.
25 A cheerful look makes a dish a feast. HERBERT-Jacula Prudentum.
26 Gluttony kills more than the sword HERBERT-Jacula Prudentum.
'Tis not the food, but the content,
That makes the table's merriment. HERRICK–Content not Cates.
28 Out did the meate, out did the frolick wine. HERRICK–0de for Ben Jonson.
29 God never sendeth mouth but he sendeth meat. HEYwood—Proverbs. Pt. I. Ch. IV.
3. Millia frumenti tua triverit area centum, Non tuus hinc capiet venter plus ac meus. Though your †. grind a hundred thousand bushels of corn, not for that reason will your stomach hold more than mine. HoRACE—Satires. I. 1. 45. 4 Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit. A stomach that is seldom empty despises common food. HoRACE—Satires. II. 2. 38. 5 The consummate pleasure (in eating) is not in the costly flavour, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce by sweating? HORACE—Satires. II. 2. 6 Free livers on a small scale; who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea. WASHINGTON IRVING—The Stout Gentleman.
22 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail. I Kings. XVII. 16.
23 A woman asked a coachman, “Are you full
inside?” Upon which Lamb put his head
through the window and said: “I am quite full
inside; that last piece of pudding at Mr. Gillman's
did the business for me.” LAMB-Autobiographical Recollections, by CHAs.
He hath a fair, sepulchre in the grateful stomach of the judicious epicure—and for such a tomb might be content to die.
LAMB–Dissertation upon Roast Pig.
25 If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your
er, And take to light claret instead of pale ale; Look down with an utter contempt upon butter, And never touch bread till its toasted—or stale. HENRY S. LEIGH-A Day for Wishing.
26 Your supper is like the Hidalgo's dinner; very
little meat, and a great deal of tablecloth. LoNGFELLow—Spanish Student. Act I. Sc. 4.
I am glad that my Adonis hath a sweete tooth in his head.
LYLy—Euphues and his England. P. 308.
28 Ye diners out from whom we guard our spoons. MACAULAY—Political Georgics. 29 Philo swears that he has never dined at home, and it is so; he does not dine at all, except when invited out. MARTIAL–Epigrams. Bk. V. Ep. 47.
1. He may live without hope, what is hope but Mithriades, by frequently drinking poison, deceiving? rendered it impossible for any poison to hurt | He may live without love-what is passion but him. You, Cinna, by always dining on next to pining? nothing, have taken due precaution against ever | But where is the man that can live without perishing from hunger. dining?
Owen MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)—Lucile. Pt.