on letter "G" Foods
Henry IV, part 1, III, 1:
HOTSPUR: I cannot choose: sometime he angers me
With telling me of the mouldwarp and the ant,
Of the dreamer Merlin and his prophecies,
And of a dragon and a finless fish,
A clip-wing'd griffin and a moulten raven,
A couching lion and a ramping cat,
And such a deal of skimble-skamble stuff
As puts me from my faith. I tell you what;
He held me last night at least nine hours
In reckoning up the several devils' names
That were his lackeys: I cried 'hum,' and 'well, go to,'
But mark'd him not a word. O, he is as tedious
As a tired horse, a railing wife;
Worse than a smoky house: I had rather live
With cheese and garlic in a windmill, far,
Than feed on cates and have him talk to me
In any summer-house in Christendom.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, IV, 2:
BOTTOM: ... And, most dear actors, eat no onions
nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath; and I
do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet
comedy. No more words: away! go, away!
Measure for Measure, III, 2:
duke, I say to thee again, would eat mutton on
Fridays. He's not past it yet, and I say to thee,
he would mouth with a beggar, though she smelt brown
bread and garlic: say that I said so. Farewell.
The Winter's Tale, IV, 4:
DORCAS: Mopsa must be your mistress: marry, garlic,
To mend her kissing with!
Coriolanus, IV, 6:
MENENIUS: You have made good work,
You and your apron-men; you that stood so up much
on the voice of occupation and
The breath of garlic-eaters!
Henry IV, part 1, II, 1:
SECOND CARRIER: I have a gammon of bacon and two razors of ginger,
to be delivered as far as Charing-cross.
Henry V, III, 7:
ORLEANS (obsequiously describing the Dauphin's horse): He's the color of nutmeg.
DAUPHIN: And of the heat of the ginger. It is a beast for
Perseus: he is pure air and fire; and the dull
elements of earth and water never appear in him, but
only in Patient stillness while his rider mounts
him: he is indeed a horse; and all other jades you
may call beasts.
Love's Labour's Lost, V, 1:
COSTARD: An I had but one penny in the world, thou shouldst have it to buy gingerbread.
The Merchant of Venice, III, 1:
SALANIO: I would she [Rumor] were as lying a gossip in that as ever
knapped [chewed] ginger or made her neighbours believe she
wept for the death of a third husband. But it is
true, without any slips of prolixity or crossing the
plain highway of talk, that the good Antonio, the
honest Antonio,--O that I had a title good enough
to keep his name company!--
Twelfth Night, II, 3:
CLOWN: Yes, by Saint Anne, and ginger shall be hot i' the
Measure for Measure, IV, 3:
POMPEY: I am as well acquainted here as I was in our house
of profession: one would think it were Mistress
Overdone's own house, for here be many of her old
customers. First, here's young Master Rash; he's in
for a commodity of brown paper and old ginger,
ninescore and seventeen pounds; of which he made
five marks, ready money: marry, then ginger was not
much in request, for the old women were all dead.
The Winter's Tale, IV, 3:
CLOWN: I cannot do't without counters. Let me see; what am
I to buy for our sheep-shearing feast? Three pound
of sugar, five pound of currants, rice,--what will
this sister of mine do with rice? But my father
hath made her mistress of the feast, and she lays it
on. She hath made me four and twenty nose-gays for
the shearers, three-man-song-men all, and very good
ones; but they are most of them means and bases; but
one puritan amongst them, and he sings psalms to
horn-pipes. I must have saffron to colour the warden
pies; mace; dates?--none, that's out of my note;
nutmegs, seven; a race or two of ginger, but that I
may beg; four pound of prunes, and as many of
raisins o' the sun.