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Oh, better no doubt is a dinner of herbs,
When season'd by love, which no rancour dis-

And sweeten'd by all that is sweetest in life
Than turbot, bisque, ortolans, eaten in strife!
But if, out of humour, and hungry, alone
A man should sit down to dinner, each one
Of the dishes of which the cook chooses to spoil
With a horrible mixture of garlic and oil,
The chances are ten against one, I must own,
He gets up as ill-tempered as when he sat down.
OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Lucile. Pt.
I. Canto II. St. 27.

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God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.

JOHN TAYLOR-Works. Vol. II. P. 85. (1630) (See also COOK AND CONFECTIONERS' DICT.)


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; All these you eat at Terre's tavern, In that one dish of Bouillabaisse. THACKERAY-Ballad of Bouillabaisse.


Corne, which is the staffe of life.

WINSLOW-Good News from New England.


"Very astonishing indeed! strange thing!"
(Turning the Dumpling round, rejoined the

""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

"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.

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Sta come torre ferma, che non crolla
Giammai la cima per soffiar de' venti.

Be steadfast as a tower that doth not bend its stately summit to the tempest's shock. DANTE-Purgatorio. V. 14.


Whistling to keep myself from being afraid. DRYDEN-Amphitryon. Act III. Sc. 1. (See also BLAIR)


The charm of the best courages is that they are inventions, inspirations, flashes of genius. EMERSON Society and Solitude. Courage.


Courage, the highest gift, that scorns to bend
To mean devices for a sordid end.
Courage an independent spark from Heaven's
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.

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"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)

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