This section is from the book "The Steward's Handbook And Guide To Party Catering", by Jessup Whitehead. Also available from Amazon: Larousse Gastronomique.
"From the hand to the mouth the soup is often lost." - Trans, fr. Fr.
"An oyster may be crossed in love." - Sheridan.
"Such dainties to men, their health it might hurt,
It's like sending- them ruffles when wanting a shirt." - Goldsmith.
" He must have a long spoon that must eat with the Devil." - Comedy of Errors.
"There's cold meat in the cave, I browse on that." - Cymbcline.
Cap. - What's there? 1st Serv. - Things for the cook, sir; I know not what. - Romeo and Juliet.
"Ay! That way goes the game." - Tempest.
"This sort were well fished for".
"These trifles will lead to serious mischief." "You are the vanilla of society".
- Horace. - Sydney Smith.
" Would'st thou both eat thy cake and have it." - Herbert.
" Meaning thereby that grapes were made to eat and lips to open." - As you like it.
"The cups that cheer, but do not inebriate." - Cowper.
"Night wears away, and morn is near, the stars are high, two-thirds of night are past; The greater part, - and scarce a third remains." - Bryant.
" On with the dance 1 let joy be unconfined; no sleep till mom, when youth and pleasure meet." - Byron. January 13, 1888.