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


There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl
The feast of reason and the flow of soul.
Pope.—Horace imitated, Sat. I. Line 127. (To Fortescue.)

The latter end of a fray, and the beginning of a feast,
Fits a dull fighter and a keen guest.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act IV. Scene 2. (Falstaff.)

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V. Scene 1. (Moth to Costard.)