Irish Literary Gazette; A Weekly Journal of National Literature, Criticism, Fiction, Industry, Science, and Art. ... Volume 1, Nos. 5-22

Irish Literary Gazette; A Weekly Journal of National Literature, Criticism, Fiction, Industry, Science, and Art. ... Volume 1, Nos. 5-22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...resolve the question, as may bo son in these lines of Lucilius: Quid? cpo si corno nstrea Cognorlm nuvimu, limuni, ac cunium sapcro ipsura. We, who write this paper, have eaten, duringour lift, many hundreds of baskets of Oysters; we dare not, hovvever, aliirm that yve have as sufficiently practised a glance as the gourmand, Lucilius, who sang thus. At Rome, as in England, they disputed on the extraction of the best Oysters. Lake Lucrinuswas first in fashion: --Lncrtnus EraU littoribiM vendunt conchyilaco-Tils, Ui renoveat per daman fame ." Juvenal, Silt. 4, Then we have Martial: --Ebria balano venl modo concha Incrino, Nobile nunc aiUo luxurioia gamin. Pliny preserved those of Circeii: --"According to my opinion," said this gastronimic naturalist, " there are none sweeter, nor more tender than those of Cicceii. Circcnsibus nee. dulciora neque teneriora ulla esse compertum est. Finally, they preferred the Oysters that were brought from the Atlantic Ocean, whether tbey were really better, or that patrician opulence detained ttiis species of shell-fish when procured without trouble, and almost without expense, on the strands in the immediate vicinity ot Rome, Be that as it may, some thousands of slaves were employed in transporting these mollusea to Rome, where they were worth their weight in gold. The expense attending this mode of conveyance was so excessive, that the eencors were obliged to issue a mandate, prohibiting their frequent importation. They were thus enabled to bring but few from those distant parts, these were preserved in ice, in order to render them fresher and more agreeable to the palates of the gourmand. It is from Pliny also we have learned this refinement of sensuality. Wc are not aware what means were...show more

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