The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lucile by Owen Meredith:|
Than turbot, bisque, ortolans, eaten in strife!
But if, out of humor, and hungry, alone,
A man should sit down to a dinner, each one
Of the dishes of which the cook chooses to spoil
With a horrible mixture of garlic and oil,
The chances are ten against one, I must own,
He gets up as ill-temper'd as when he sat down.
And if any reader this fact to dispute is
Disposed, I say . . . "Allium edat cicutis
Over the fruit and the wine