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Athenaeus of Naucratis / The deipnosophists, or, Banquet of the learned of Athenæus
volume III (1854)

Poetical fragments quoted by Athenæus,   pp. [unnumbered]-1225


POETICAL FRAGMENTS 
QUOTED BY ATHENEUS, 
RENDERED IXTQ ENGLISH VERSE BR VARIOUS AUTHORS. 
APOLLODORUs. (Book i. § 4, p. 4.) 
THERE is a certain hospitable air 
In a friend's house, that tells me I am welcome: 
The porter opens to me with a smile; 
The yard dog wags his tail, the servant runs, 
Beats up the cushion, spreads the couch, and says 
"Sit down, good Sir 1" e'er I can say I'm weary. 
CUMBERELAND. 
AptcIESTRATUS. (Book l. § 7, p. 7.) 
I write these precepts for immortal Greece, 
That round a table delicately spread, 
Or three, or four, may sit in choice repast, 
Or five at most. Who otherwise shall dine, 
Are like a troop marauding for their prey. D'ISRArLr. 
ARCHILOCHUs. (Book i. § 14, p. 11.) 
Faith ! but you quaff 
The grape's pure juice to a most merry tune, 
And cram your hungry maw most rav'nously, 
And pay for 't-not a- doit. But mark me, Sirrah! 
You come not here invited, as a friend. 
Your appetite is gross;-your god's your belly;- 
Your mind, your very soul, incorpsed with. gluttony, 
Till you have lost all shame.-J. BAILEY. 
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