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 Pope Epistles to Several Persons,'To Lord Bathurst',