Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


A feast is not made of mushrooms only.

After a feast a man scratches his head.French.

Feast to-day makes fast to-morrow.Plautus.

Feast won, fast lost.

Fiddlers’ dogs an’ fleas come to a feast unca’d.

He that takes pet at a feast loses it all.

He who would enjoy the feast should fast on the even.Italian.

Small cheer and great welcome make a great feast.

The wedding feast is not made of mushrooms only.Spanish.

’Tis not clean linen only that makes the feast.