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"Pray take them, Sir, Enough's a Feast; But mice, and rats, and such small deer, Eat some, and pocket up the rest.”
Have been Tom's food for seven long year. POPE-First Book of Horace. Ep. VII. L. 24. King Lear. Act III. Sc. 4.
(See also BEVIS OF HAMPTOUN) “An't it please your Honour," quoth the Peasant,
Fat paunches have lean pates, and dainty bits “This same Dessert is not so pleasant:
Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits. Give me again my hollow Tree,
Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 26. A crust of Bread, and Liberty." POPE-Second Book of Horace. Last lines. They are as sick that surfeit with too much,
as they that starve with nothing. One solid dish his week-day meal affords,
Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 5. An added pudding solemniz'd the Lord's. POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 447.
A surfeit of the sweetest things
The deepest loathing to the stomach brings. "Live like yourself,” was soon my lady's word, Midsummer Night's Dream. Act II. Sc. 2. And lo! two puddings smok'd upon the board.
L. 137. POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 461.
I wished your venison better; it was ill kill'd. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 83. a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Proverbs. XV. 17.
have a hot venison pasty to dinner.
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 202. 6 L'abstenir pour jouir, c'est l'épicurisme de la
I will make an end of my dinner; there's pipraison.
pins and cheese to come. To abstain that we may enjoy is the epi
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 12, curianism of reason. ROUSSEAU.
Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.
Richard II. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 237. Dis moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que
I fear it is too choleric a meat. Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
How say you to a fat tripe finely broil'd? BRILLAT SAVARIN-Physiologie du Gout.
Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 19. 8
What say you to a piece of beef and mustard? A very man-not one of nature's clodsWith human failings, whether saint or sinner:
Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 23. Endowed perhaps with genius from the gods But apt to take his temper from his dinner.
My cake is dough: but I'll in among the rest, J. G. SAXE-About Husbands.
Out of hope of all, but my share of the feast.
Taming of the Shrew. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 143. 9 A dinner lubricates business. WILLIAM Scott. Quoted in Boswell's Life I charge thee, invite them all; let in the tide of Johnson.
Of knaves once more: my cook and I'll provide. But, first
Timon of Athens. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 118. Or last, your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. I have heard that Julius Each man to his stool, with that spur as he Cæsar
would to the lip of his mistress; your diet shall Grew fat with feasting there.
be in all places alike. Make not a city feast of Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 6. L. 63.
it, to let the meat cool ere we can agree upon
the first place. Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table.
Timon of Athens. Act III. Sc. 6. L. 73. As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 106.
You would eat chickens i' the shell.
Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 147, If you do, expect spoon-meat; or bespeak a long spoon.
Our feasts Comedy of Errors. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 61.
In every mess have folly, and the feeders
Digest with it a custom, I should blush Unquiet meals make ill digestions.
To see you so attir'd. Comedy of Errors. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 75.
Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 10. 14 He hath eaten me out of house and home.
Though we eat little flesh and drink no wine, Henry IV. Pt. II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 81.
Yet let's be merry; we'll have tea and toast;
Custards for supper, and an endless host He that keeps nor crust nor crum,
Of syllabubs and jellies and mince-pies, Weary of all, shall want some.
And other such ladylike luxuries. King Lear. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 216.
SHELLEY-Letter to Maria Gisborne.
Oh, herbaceous treat! "Twould tempt the dying anchorite to eat; Back to the world he'd turn his fleeting soul, And plunge his fingers in the salad bowl; Serenely full the epicure would say, “Fate cannot harm me.--I have dined to-day.” SYDNEY SMITH-A Receipt for a Salad.
(See also DRYDEN under TO-DAY) Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. Attributed to SOCRATES by PLUTARCH–Morals.
How a Young Man Ought to Hear Poems.
Sweetest Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st un
Within thy airy shell,
How sweet the answer Echo makes
To music at night, When, roused by lute or horn, she wakes, And far away, o'er lawns and lakes,
Goes answering light. MOORE-Echo.
The babbling echo mocks the hounds,
Titus Andronicus. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 17.
Lost Echo sits amid the voiceless mountains, And feeds her grief.
SHELLEY-Adonais. St. 15.
This dish of meat is too good for any but
ADDISON-Ode for St. Cecilia's Day.
8 Hark! to the hurried question of Despair "Where is my child?”—An echo answers
“Where?" BYRON—Bride of Abydos. Canto II. St. 27.
I came to the place of my birth and cried: “The friends of my youth, where are they?”– and an echo answered, “Where are they?” From an Arabic MS. quoted by ROGERS
Pleasures of Memory. Pt. I.
And a million horrible bellowing echoes broke From the red-ribb'd hollow behind the wood, And thunder'd up into Heaven.
TENNYSON—Maud. Pt. XXIII.
Our echoes roll from soul to soul,
TENNYSON—Princess.. IV. Bugle Song.
Even Echo speaks not on these radiant moors. BARRY CORNWALL-English Songs and Other
Small Poems. The Sea in Calm. Pt. III.
EMERSON—May-day. L. 439.
13 Multitudinous echoes awoke and died in the
What would it profit thee to be the first
lo. L. 367.
WORDSWORTH-Yes, it Was the Mountain Echo. The melancholy ghosts of dead renown, Whispering faint echoes of the world's applause.
YOUNG-Night Thoughts. Night LX.
And, when the echoes had ceased, like a sense of
pain was the silence. LONGFELLOW_Evangeline. Pt. II. L. 56.
EDUCATION (See also TEACHING) Emas non quod non opus est, sed quod necesse est. Quod non opus est, asse carum est.
Brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel.
Acts. XXII. 3. Buy not what you want, but what you have need of; what you do not want is dear at
Culture is “To know the best that has been a farthing. Cato. As quoted by SENECA-Epistles 94.
said and thought in the world.”
(See also ARNOLD under SWEETNESS) Economy is a great revenue. CICERO—Paradoxa. VI. 3. 49.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the
mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; A penny saved is two pence clear,
morals, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. A pin a day's a groat a year.
BACON—Essays. Of Studies. FRANKLIN-Necessary
Hints to those that would be Rich.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of
little children tends towards the formation of Many have been ruined by buying good Pen character. nyworths.
HOSEA BALLOU—MS. Sermons. FRANKLIN—Poor Richard's Almanac.
But to go to school in a summer morn, Cut my cote after my cloth.
Oh, it drives all joy away! Godly Queene Hester. Interlude. (1530) Ex Under a cruel eye outworn,
pression said to be a relic of the Sumptuary The little ones spend the dayLaws.
In sighing and dismay.
WM. BLAKE—The Schoolboy. St. 2.
Education makes a people easy to lead, but HERBERT Jacula Prudentum.
difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible (See also RABELAIS)
Attributed to LORD BROUGHAM.
Let the soldier be abroad if he will, he can do how to live upon a little. HORACE-Epistles. I. 10. 41.
nothing in this age. There is another personage,-a personage less imposing in the eyes of
some, perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is To balance Fortune by a just expense,
abroad, and I trust to him, armed with his primer, Join with Economy, Magnificence.
against the soldier, in full military array. POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 223. LORD BROUGHAM-Speech. Jan. 29, 1828.
Phrase "Look out, gentlemen, the schoolBy robbing Peter he paid Paul, he kept the
master is abroad” first used by BROUGHAM, moon from the wolves, and was ready to catch
in 1825, at London Mechanics’ Institution, larks if ever the heavens should fall.
referring to the secretary, JOHN REYNOLDS,
a schoolmaster. RABELAIS—Works. Bk. I. Ch. XI. Robbing
(See also PESCHEL, Von MOLTKE) Peter to pay Paul. Westminster Abbey was called St. Peter's! St. Paul's funds were low and sufficient was taken from St. Peter's
Every schoolboy hath that famous testament to settle the account. Expression found in
of Grunnius Corocotta Porcellus at his fingers'
ends. COLLIER's Reprint of THOMAS NASH–Have
BURTON-Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. III. with you to Saffron-Walden. P. 9.
Sec. I. Mem. I. 1. (See also HERBERT)
(See also Swift, TAYLOR, WHITEHEAD) Sera parsimonia in fundo est.
"Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin Frugality, when all is spent, comes too late. SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. I.
with," the Mock Turtle replied, "and the dif
ferent branches of Arithmetic-Ambition, DisHave more than thou showest,
traction, Uglification, and Derision." Speak less than thou knowest,
LEWIS CARROLL-Alice in Wonderland. Ch.X. Lend less than thou owest, Ride more than thou goest,
No con quien naces, sino con quien paces. Learn more than thou trowest,
Not with whom you are born, but with Set less than thou throwest.
whom you are bred. King Lear. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 131.
CERVANTES-Don Quixote. II. 10. Economy, the poor man's mint.
To be in the weakest camp is to be in the TUPPER—Proverbial Philosophy. Of Society. strongest school. L. 191.
G. K. CHESTERTON—Heretics.