By Leigh Hunt,Richard Doyle
WHO, notwithstanding HE SUPPRESSES THE PASTORALS WHICH HE WROTE
IN HIS YOUTH,
WILL hold so long as HE LIVES,
A center OPEN to each usual AND NOBLE IMPRESSION,
WITHOUT HIS wisdom, yet CONFIDING IN HIS INDULGENCE,
BY HIS EVER thankful AND AFFECTIONATE FRIEND,
in a single of the volumes of that celebrated French e-book, the Almanach des Gourmands, which sounds the intensity of the advantage of soups, and comes to a decision at the distracting claims of the main affinitive relishes, there's a frontispiece featuring to the respectful eyes of the reader a “Jury of Tasters.” They shape a board of aged gents with the main considerate faces, and are within the act of chewing every one his mouthful, and profoundly ruminating on its pretensions. Having visible yet this unmarried quantity of the paintings, and that just for a little while (which we point out with becoming[Pg 2] regret), we're not certified to file its verdicts; yet considered one of them made an effect on us to not be forgotten. It ran as follows:—“With this sauce a guy may perhaps consume his father.”
Now, some distance are we, within the so much formidable moments of our honey-making, from aspiring at a judgment upon us like that;—sad proof of the excesses of mind's eye into which the main critical intellects might be transported, as a result of giving approach to their appetites. one of many especial elements of our vocation is to attract candy out of sour; and the single organization of principles which those unfilial sages dropped at our brain, was once that of an both looking, yet a ways nobler set of judges, who, while this our Honey first made its visual appeal on the periodical desk of Mr. Ainsworth, and used to be thence subtle over the rustic, exclaimed from all quarters, after the main benignant meditation, “With this sauce a guy may well swallow a few of the bitterest morsels of life.” “This is the condiment to sweeten each man’s day-by-day bread.” “There is the correct Christian aroma within the sacrificial a part of the delivering of those dulcitudes.”
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A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla by Leigh Hunt,Richard Doyle