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


Being full of supper and distempering draughts.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act I. Scene 1. (Brabantio upbraiding Roderigo for following his Daughter.)

Your supper is like the Hidalgo’s dinner: very little meat, and a great deal of table-cloth.
Longfellow.—The Spanish Student, Act I. Scene 4.