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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...eat cormorants all to a man, before long." But, continues Ofellus, though I would have you frugal, I would not have you mean--" One vicious extreme it is idle to shun, If into its opposite straightway you run;" illustrating his proposition by one of those graphic sketches which give a distinctive life to Horace's Satires. " There is Avidienus, to whom, like a burr, Sticks the name he was righte-ously dubbed by, of 'Cur, ' Eats beechmast and olives live years old, at least, And even when he's robed all in white for a feast On his marriage or birth day, or some other very High festival day, when one likes to be merry, What wine from the chill of his cellar einerges--'Tis a drop at the best--has the flavour of verjuice; Vhile from a huge cruet his own sparing hand On his coleworts drops oil which no mortal can stand, So utterly loathsome and rancid in smell, it Defies his stale vinegar even to quell it." Let what you have be simple, the best of its kind, whatever that may be, and served in the best style. And now learn, continues the rustic sage, " In what way and how greatly you'll gain By using a diet both sparing and plain. First, your health will be good; for you readily can Believe how much mischief is done to a man By a great mass of dishes, --remcmbering that Plain fare of old times, and how lightly it sat. But the moment you mingle up boiled with roast meat, And shellfish with thrushes, what tasted so sweet Will be turned into bile, and ferment, not digest, in Your stomach exciting a tumult intestine. Mark, from a bewildering dinner how pale Every man rises up! Nor is this all they ail, For the body, weighed down by its last night's excesses, To its own wretched...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695775X
  • 9781236957757