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Lord Henry and his lady were the hosts;

The party we have touch'd on were the guests:

Their table was a board to tempt even ghosts

To pass the Styx for more substantial feasts.

I will not dwell upon ragouts or roasts,

Albeit all human history attests

That happiness for man—the hungry sinner!—

Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.

from Don Juan, Canto the Thirteenth
by Lord Byron (1788-1824)

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