Do I dare to eat a peach? T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot
'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock' (first published in Poetry magazine, collected in Prufrock and Other Observations, 1917).
The pretension is nothing; the performance everything. A good apple is better than an insipid peach. (James Henry) Leigh Hunt
The Story of Rimini, preface to rev edn.
What wondrous life is this I lead! Ripe apples drop about my head; The luscious clusters of the vine Upon my mouth do crush their wine; The nectarine, and curious peach, Into my hands themselves do reach; Stumbling on melons, as I pass, Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass. Andrew MarvellSearch 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.
c.1650^1652 'The Garden' (published1681), stanza 5.
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