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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Meal
 
A clean fast is better than a dirty breakfast.  Irish.  1
A good meal is worth hanging for.  German.  2
A good salad may be a prologue to a bad supper.  3
A good stomach is the best sauce.  4
A letter written after dinner is read in hell.  Turkish.  5
A little dinner long expected, and cold,
Is by no means given, but dearly sold.  French.
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All state and nothing on the plate.  French.  7
At table, the company should never exceed that of the muses (9), nor be under the number of the graces (3).  8
Better a good dinner than a fine coat.  French.  9
Better be meals many than one too merry.  10
By suppers more have been killed than Galen ever cured.  11
Dinners cannot be long where dainties want.  12
Go to bed without supper and you’ll rise without debt.  Spanish, Portuguese.  13
He fasts enough that has a bad meal.  14
He sups ill who eats up all at dinner.  15
He that saveth his dinner will have the more for supper.  16
He that would eat a good dinner, let him eat a good breakfast.  17
He who would have a hare for breakfast, must hunt over night.  18
I have nothing for dinner; sit down to table.  Portuguese.  19
Light suppers mak lang life days.  20
More people are slain by suppers, than by the sword.  21
Oil is best in the beginning, honey at the end, and wine in the middle.  Dutch.  22
Suppers kill more than greatest doctors ever cured.  23
Supper is soon served in a plentiful house.  Portuguese.  24
There are many days in the year, and still more meals.  Danish.  25
Two hungry meals make the third a glutton.  26
Two ill meals make the third a glutton.  27
Unhappy is he who has not breakfasted at three.  Don Quixote.  28
 
 
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