I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand
, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras.
"If I am to remain here permanently, as Monsieur Mazarin has kindly given me to understand, I must provide myself with a diversion for my old age, I must turn gourmand
It was a yearning that the most cherished of children could never satisfy and as she watched Martin and Rose her position seemed to her to be that of a hungry pauper, brought to the table of a rich gourmand
, there to look on helplessly while the other toyed carelessly with the precious morsels of which she was in such extreme need.
Vain and egotistical, supple and proud, libertine and gourmand
, grasping from the pressure of debt, discreet as a tomb out of which nought issues to contradict the epitaph intended for the passer's eye, bold and fearless when soliciting, good-natured and witty in all acceptations of the word, a timely jester, full of tact, knowing how to compromise others by a glance or a nudge, shrinking from no mudhole, but gracefully leaping it, intrepid Voltairean, yet punctual at mass if a fashionable company could be met in Saint Thomas Aquinas,--such a man as this secretary- general resembled, in one way or another, all the mediocrities who form the kernel of the political world.
The young ladies did not drink it; Osborne did not like it; and the consequence was that Jos, that fat gourmand
, drank up the whole contents of the bowl; and the consequence of his drinking up the whole contents of the bowl was a liveliness which at first was astonishing, and then became almost painful; for he talked and laughed so loud as to bring scores of listeners round the box, much to the confusion of the innocent party within it; and, volunteering to sing a song (which he did in that maudlin high key peculiar to gentlemen in an inebriated state), he almost drew away the audience who were gathered round the musicians in the gilt scollop-shell, and received from his hearers a great deal of applause.
If only I had been a glutton now, a club gourmand
, but you see I can eat this."
The general finished by informing him that Evgenie's uncle was head of one of the civil service departments, and rich, very rich, and a gourmand
. "And, well, Heaven preserve him, of course--but Evgenie gets his money, don't you see?
Mademoiselle foresaw the moment when the viscount wanted bread; she watched his every look; when he turned his head she adroitly put upon his plate a portion of some dish he seemed to like; had he been a gourmand
, she would almost have killed him; but what a delightful specimen of the attentions she would show to a husband!
Passepartout, who had been purchasing several dozen mangoes-- a fruit as large as good-sized apples, of a dark-brown colour outside and a bright red within, and whose white pulp, melting in the mouth, affords gourmands
a delicious sensation--was waiting for them on deck.
It was a time of plenty in the camp; of prime hunters' dainties; of buffalo humps, and buffalo tongues; and roasted ribs, and broiled marrow-bones: all these were cooked in hunters' style; served up with a profusion known only on a plentiful hunting ground, and discussed with an appetite that would astonish the puny gourmands
of the cities.
Just to think of a party of these unnatural gourmands
taking it into their heads to make a convivial meal of a poor devil, who would have no means of escape or defence: however, there was no help for it.
"in my cousin's place, I would not keep such gourmands
! They look like shipwrecked sailors who have not eaten for six weeks."