Various well-bred moralities had already discreetly offered him their services: disillusioned epicureanism, smiling tolerance, resignation, common sense stoicism all the aids whereby a man may savour, minute by minute, like a connoisseur, the failure of a life.
Then come on, come on, and yield A savour like unto a blessed field, When the bedabbled morn Washes the golden ears of corn.Robert Herrick
'Tis melancholy, and a fearful sign Of human frailty, folly, also crime, That love and marriage rarely can combine, Although they both are born in the same clime; Marriage from love, like vinegar from wine A sad, sour, sober beverageby time Is sharpened from its high celestial flavour, Down to a very homely household savour.Rochdale
Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content;The quiet mind is richer than a crown.Robert Greene
The gods love salt. The sweat of human endeavour adds savour to every sacrifice.The Hollow Hills (1973)
Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content; The quiet mind is richer than a crown; Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent; The poor estate scorns fortune's angry frown: Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss, Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss.Robert Greene, song, Farewell to Folly.
Roses were sette of swete savour, With many roses that thei bere.Geoffrey Chaucer
And nearer as they came, a genial savour Of certain stews, and roast-meats, and pilaus, Things which in hungry mortals' eyes find favour.lord byron
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