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134 Eating Quotes

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.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Trivia (bk. III, l. 199)

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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.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 17)

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"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."

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes , Source: Mosses from an Old Manse--The New Adam and Eve

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Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm CIV)

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He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm XXXI)

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I want every peasant to have a chicken in his pot on Sundays. [Fr., Je veux que le dimanche chaque paysan ait sa poule au pot.]

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm XXXI)

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He pares his apple that will cleanly feed.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Church Porch (st. 2)

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A cherefull looke makes a dish a feast. [A cheerful look makes a dish a feast.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Gluttony kills more then the sword. [Gluttony kills more than the sword.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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'Tis not the food, but the content, That makes the table's merriment.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Content not Cates

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Out did the meate, out did the frolick wine.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Ode for Ben Jonson

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God never sendeth mouth but he sendeth meat.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. IV)

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Born but to banquet, and to drain the bowl.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. X, l. 622), (Pope's translation)

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"Good, well-dress'd turtle beats them hollow,-- It almost makes me wish, I vow, To have two stomachs, like a cow!" And lo! as with the cud, an inward thrill Upheaved his waistcoat and disturb'd his frill, His mouth was oozing, and he work'd his jaw-- "I almost that that I could eat one raw."

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: The Turtles

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The consummate pleasure (in eating) is not in the costly flavour, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce for sweating?

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 2)

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Free livers on a small scale; who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.

Washington Irving Quotes , Source: The Stout Gentleman

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Think of the man who first tried German sausage.

Jerome K. Jerome Quotes , Source: Three Men in a Boat (ch. XIV)

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For I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson (vol. III, ch. 9)

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For a man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Piozzi's Anecdotes of Johnson

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Digestive cheese, and fruit there sure will be.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Epigram CI

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Yet shall you have to rectify your palate, An olive, capers, or some better salad Ushering the mutton; with a short-legged hen, If we can get her, full of eggs, and then, Limons, and wine for sauce: to these a coney Is not to be despaired of for our money; And though fowl now be scarce, yet there are clerks, The sky not falling, think we may have larks.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Epigram CI

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The master of art or giver of wit, Their belly.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Poetaster

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To eat at another's table is your ambition's height. [Lat., Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (V, 2)

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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."

Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) Quotes , Source: Autobiographical Recollections, by Charles R. Leslie

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He hath a fair sepulchre in the grateful stomach of the judicious epicure--and for such a tomb might be content to die.

Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) Quotes , Source: Dissertation upon Roast Pig

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