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Quotation by Alexander Pope
Is this a dinner? this a genial room?
No, 'tis a temple, and a hecatomb.
A solemn sacrifice, performed in state,
You drink by measure, and to minutes eat.
Alexander Pope (1688–1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington. . .
Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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