LITERARY FEASTS

Some hae meat and canna eat,

and some wad eat that want it;

But we hae meat, and we can eat,

and sae the Lord be thankit.

-- ROBERT BURNS

But when that smoking chowder came in, the mystery was delightfully explained. Oh! sweet friends, hearken to me. It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazelnuts, mixed with pounded ship's bisquits and salted pork cut up into little flakes! the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt..... we despatched it with great expedition.

-- Herman Melville

Coming Soon: "Dinner with Trimalchio" from The Satyricon,by Petronius