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134 Eating Quotes

What say you to a piece of beef and mustard?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio at IV, iii)

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My cake is dough, but I'll in among the rest, Out of hope of all but my share of the feast.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Gremio at V, i)

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Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Gaunt at I, iii)

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But that our feasts In every mess have folly, and the feeders Digest it with a custom, I should blush To see you so attired, swoon, I think, To show myself a glass.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Winter's Tale (Perdita at IV, iv)

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Though we eat little flesh and drink no wine, Yet let's be merry; we'll have tea and toast; Custards for supper, and an endless host Of syllabubs and jellies and mince-pies, And other such ladylike luxuries.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: Letter to Maria Gisborne

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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 Quotes , Source: A Receipt for a Salad

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Lord, Madame, I have fed like a farmer; I shall grow as fat as a porpoise.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Polite Conversation (dialogue II)

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Bread is the staff of life.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Tale of a Tub

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This dish of meat is too good for any but anglers, or very honest men.

Izaak Walton Quotes , Source: The Compleat Angler (pt. I, ch. VIII)

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