1939 The Gentleman's Companion volume II Beeing an Exotic Drinking Book


sparkling, natural satisfaction with life, a genuine appreciation of all good things in life, a disregard for the bad things, and the creation of happiness all around him. " ... Eons vivants do not overeat or overdrink; they leave the table with room for further gastronomic enchantments. . . . Indigestion and intoxication are the two worst punishments a gourmet could receive.... ". . . Speaking of intoxication, it is curious to note that it embraces five stages: jocose, bellicose, lachrymose, comotose, and morotose. The first two are not only respectable, but very, very nice; the third not quite so respectable and not quite so nice; the fourth not respectable at all, and not a bit nice. As for the fifth, well, it finishes one."

The Vicomte in the Kitchen, By Vicomte de Mauduit, 1933




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