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


Who provideth for the raven his food?
Job, Chap. xxxviii. Ver. 41.

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
Psalm cxlvii. Ver. 9.

Food for powder, food for powder.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act IV. Scene 2. (Falstaff.)

Even in its treasures he could find
Food for the fever of his mind.
Scott.—Lady of the Lake, Canto III. Stanza 6.