Wednesday Will: Some of the Bard’s quotes on food

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Shakespeare food & drink quote 1. Twelfth Night: Act 2, Scene 3

Do you think because you are virtuous, that there shall be no more cakes and ale?

Shakespeare food & drink quote 2. Othello: Act 2, Scene 3

Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 3. Henry V: Act 3, Scene 2

I would give all my fame for a pot of ale.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 4. As You Like It: Act 3, Scene 2

Truly, thou art damned like an ill-roasted egg, all on one side.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 5. The Merry Wives Of Windsor: Act 1, Scene 1

Why, sir, for my part I say the gentleman had drunk himself out of his five senses.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 6. Antony and Cleopatra: Act 2, Scene 1

Eight wild boars roasted whole at breakfast, but twelve persons there.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 7. Romeo and Juliet: Act 4, Scene 2

Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 8. Twelfth Night: Act 1, Scene 3

I am a great eater of beefd and I believe that does harm to my wit.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 9. Henry IV Part 1: Act 2, Scene 1

He hath eaten me out of house and home; he hath put all my substance into that fat belly of his.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 10. Macbeth: Act 2, Scene 3

Drink sir, is a great provoker of three things….nose-painting, sleep and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes; it provokes the desire but takes away the performance.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 11. Henry IV Part I: Act 3, Scene 1

O, he is as tedious as a tired horse, a railing wife; worse than a smokey house: I had rather live with cheese and garlic in a windmil, far, than than feed on cates and have him talk to me in any summer-house in Christendom.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 12. The Comedy Of Errors: Act 5, Scene 1

Unquiet meals make ill digestions.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 13. Richard III: Act 3, Scene 4

My lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn I saw good strawberries in your garden there; I do beseech you send for some of them.

Shakespeare food & drink quote 14. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act 4, Scene 2

And, most dear actors, eat no onions or 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!

Shakespeare food & drink quote 15. Henry IV Part II: Act 5, Scene 1

A’ shall answer it. Some pigeons, Davy, a couple of short-legged hens, a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws, tell William cook.

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