I have, on the contrary, led a happier existence with plain living and ordinary fare than all the followers of Apicius, with their elaborate dainties. So-called convivia, which are but vulgar bouts, sinning against sobriety and good manners, have always...
Petrarch, the First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters: A Selection from His ... - Page 61
by Francesco Petrarca - 1898 - 436 pages
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