Calypso set meat and drink before him of the food that mortals eat; but her maids brought ambrosia and nectar
for herself, and they laid their hands on the good things that were before them.
Then Vulcan drew sweet nectar
from the mixing-bowl, and served it round among the gods, going from left to right; and the blessed gods laughed out a loud applause as they saw him bustling about the heavenly mansion.
His carousals, too, were not of the most quiet kind, nor were his potations as mild as nectar
How the nectar
for it was won out of hours in the teeth of chill winds.
He was back in a minute with a big dipperful of stale brown water which tasted like nectar
, and loosed the jaws of Disko and Tom Platt.
And gemmy flower, of Trebizond misnam'd - Inmate of highest stars, where erst it sham'd All other loveliness : its honied dew(The fabled nectar
that the heathen knew) Deliriously sweet, was dropp'd from Heaven, And fell on gardens of the unforgiven In Trebizond - and on a sunny flower So like its own above that, to this hour, It still remaineth, torturing the bee With madness, and unwonted reverie : In Heaven, and all its environs, the leaf And blossom of the fairy plant, in grief Disconsolate linger - grief that hangs her head, Repenting follies that full long have fled, Heaving her white breast to the balmy air, Like guilty beauty, chasten'd, and more fair : Nyctanthes too, as sacred as the light She fears to perfume, perfuming the night :
When he dines alone in chambers, as he has dined to-day, and has his bit of fish and his steak or chicken brought in from the coffee-house, he descends with a candle to the echoing regions below the deserted mansion, and heralded by a remote reverberation of thundering doors, comes gravely back encircled by an earthy atmosphere and carrying a bottle from which he pours a radiant nectar
, two score and ten years old, that blushes in the glass to find itself so famous and fills the whole room with the fragrance of southern grapes.
The poet knows that he speaks adequately then only when he speaks somewhat wildly, or, "with the flower of the mind;" not with the intellect used as an organ, but with the intellect released from all service and suffered to take its direction from its celestial life; or as the ancients were wont to express themselves, not with intellect alone but with the intellect inebriated by nectar
We gave a bound and a rush, and in another second we were all down on our stomachs sucking up the uninviting fluid as though it were nectar
fit for the gods.
Goodworthy was an old friend and he greeted them effusively; they dined in his private room with his wife, and to Philip it seemed that he had never eaten anything so delicious as the beefsteak aux pommes, nor drunk such nectar
as the vin ordinaire, which were set before them.
LIZA [drinking in his emotion like nectar
, and nagging him to provoke a further supply] Stop, please.
Everything that sleep gives birth to that is lovely, its fairy scenes, its flowers and nectar
, the wild voluptuousness or profound repose of the senses, had the painter elaborated on his frescoes.