Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Here’s neither want of appetite nor mouths,
Pray Heaven we be not scant of meat or mirth.
Scott.—Peveril of the Peak, Chapter III.

Appetite comes with eating, said Angeston.
Rabelais.—Gargantua I. 5; So, Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2.

[Where, referring to his mother’s affection for the late King, he exclaims, “Heaven and earth! must I remember? Why, she would hang on him as if increase of appetite had grown by what it fed on.”]

Why, at this rate, a fellow that has but a groat in his pocket, may have a stomach capable of a ten-shilling ordinary.
Congreve.—Love for Love, Act II. Scene 7.

A stomach as sharp as a shark’s; never was in finer condition for feeding.
Foote.—The Patron, Act I.

Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 3. (Benedick.)