By Leigh Hunt,Richard Doyle
WHO, even though HE SUPPRESSES THE PASTORALS WHICH HE WROTE
IN HIS YOUTH,
WILL hold so long as HE LIVES,
A center OPEN to each traditional 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 booklet, the Almanach des Gourmands, which sounds the intensity of the benefit of soups, and comes to a decision at the distracting claims of the main affinitive relishes, there's a frontispiece providing 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 each one his mouthful, and profoundly ruminating on its pretensions. Having noticeable yet this unmarried quantity of the paintings, and that just for a short while (which we point out with becoming[Pg 2] regret), we're not certified to file its verdicts; yet certainly one of them made an impact on us to not be forgotten. It ran as follows:—“With this sauce a guy may possibly devour his father.”
Now, a long way are we, within the such a lot formidable moments of our honey-making, from aspiring at a judgment upon us like that;—sad facts of the excesses of mind's eye into which the main critical intellects will be transported, consequently of giving strategy to their appetites. one of many especial components of our vocation is to attract candy out of sour; and the single organization of rules which those unfilial sages dropped at our brain, used to be that of an both looking out, yet a long way nobler set of judges, who, whilst 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 possibly swallow the various bitterest morsels of life.” “This is the condiment to sweeten each man’s day-by-day bread.” “There is the suitable Christian aroma within the sacrificial a part of the providing of those dulcitudes.”
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A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla by Leigh Hunt,Richard Doyle