O wombe! O bely! O stynkyng cod Fulfilled of dong and of corrupcioun! Geoffrey Chaucer
Canterbury Tales,'The Pardoner's Tale', l.534^5.
It is better to sniff France's dung for a while than eat China's all our lives. 405 Ho Chi Minh originally NguyenThatThanh
Attributed. Quoted in J Facouture Ho Chi-Minh.
Gula carum tributem exigit, sed vilissimum reddit, quia quanto sunt delicaciora cibavia, tanto fetidiora sunt stercora. Gluttony demands a heavy tribute but gives the basest returns: the more delicate the food, the more reeking the dung. Pope Innocent III originally Lotario de' Conti di Segni
De Miseraria Condicionis Humanae, bk.2, ch.20.
In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half-hung, The floors of plaister, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repaired with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies. Alexander PopeSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Epistles to Several Persons,'To Lord Bathurst', l.229^35.
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