You two should be of all men foremost when there is hard fighting to be done, for you are ever foremost to accept my invitation when we councillors of the Achaeans are holding feast
You would be amazed," says an old writer already quoted, "if you saw how lewd these peddlers are when they return; how they feast
and game, and how prodigal they are, not only in their clothes, but upon their sweethearts.
They don't attend the feasts
themselves, and call them disreputable; whereupon the steadiest of the poor leave them also, and they become what they are called.
Now listen: my counsel is that we declare a feast
of women to be held at the new moon in a secret place far away.
From a tradition that the weapon with which the Norwegian champion was slain, resembled a pear, or, as others say, that the trough or boat in which the soldier floated under the bridge to strike the blow, had such a shape, the country people usually begin a great market, which is held at Stamford, with an entertainment called the Pear-pie feast
, which after all may be a corruption of the Spear-pie feast
For Sindbad, passing by the open window before the feast
began, had heard his complaint and therefore had sent for him.
The Sheriff was already come with great pomp into the banqueting room, when Robin Hood and three or four butchers entered, and he greeted them all with great condescension; and presently the whole of a large company was seated at a table groaning beneath the good cheer of the feast
had been made ready on the second floor at La Reserve, with whose arbor the reader is already familiar.
Under the shade of a wild rose sat the Queen and her little Maids of Honor, beside the silvery mushroom where the feast
The second day of the Feast
of Calabashes was ushered in by still more uproarious noises than the first.
What the little fish had foretold soon came to pass; and the queen had a little girl, so very beautiful that the king could not cease looking on it for joy, and said he would hold a great feast
and make merry, and show the child to all the land.
Maybe I may bring him some time into Sherwood Forest and have him to a right merry feast
In the village street beyond women were preparing many little fires and fetching cooking-pots filled with water, for a great feast
was to be celebrated ere the night was many hours older.
As you may see, sir," replied the officer, "it is a feast
Carried past the fires of the feasting, his keen nostrils had told him of what the feast