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CARVING AND GILDING, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: You see,' said our host, as we enter'd his doors
Last Line: "pray less of your gilding, and more of your carving."
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Guests; Hospitality; Superficiality; Visiting


"YOU see," said our host, as we enter'd his doors,
"I have furnish'd my house à la Louis Quatorze."
"Then I wish," said a guest, "when you ask us to eat,
You would furnish your board á la Louis Dixhuit;
The eye, can it feast when the stomach is starving?
Pray less of your gilding, and more of your carving."





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