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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Feasting
 
  It is not the quantity of meat, but the cheerfulness of the guests, which makes the feast. Where there is no peace, there can be no feast.
Earl of Clarendon.    
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  We owe obedience to the law of reason, which teacheth mediocrity in meats and drinks.
Richard Hooker.    
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  All those snug junketings and public gormandizings, for which the ancient magistrates were equally famous with their modern successors.  3
 
  Even our first parents ate themselves out of Paradise; and Job’s children junketed and feasted together often.
Robert South.    
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