And ye tell me, friends, that there is to be no dispute about taste
for drawing!" replied Elinor, "why should you think so?
In England, for example, no mere parade of costly appurtenances would be so likely as with us, to create an impression of the beautiful in respect to the appurtenances themselves - or of taste
as regards the proprietor: - this for the reason, first, that wealth is not, in England, the loftiest object of ambition as constituting a nobility; and secondly, that there, the true nobility of blood, confining itself within the strict limits of legitimate taste
, rather avoids than affects that mere costliness in which a parvenu rivalry may at any time be successfully attempted.
The dairyman had not recognized the taste
at that time, and thought the butter bewitched.
To prevent, therefore, giving offence to their customers by any such disappointment, it hath been usual with the honest and well-meaning host to provide a bill of fare which all persons may peruse at their first entrance into the house; and having thence acquainted themselves with the entertainment which they may expect, may either stay and regale with what is provided for them, or may depart to some other ordinary better accommodated to their taste
Him through the spicie Forrest onward com ADAM discernd, as in the dore he sat Of his coole Bowre, while now the mounted Sun Shot down direct his fervid Raies, to warme Earths inmost womb, more warmth then ADAM need; And EVE within, due at her hour prepar'd For dinner savourie fruits, of taste
to please True appetite, and not disrelish thirst Of nectarous draughts between, from milkie stream, Berrie or Grape: to whom thus ADAM call'd.
"The point is," I concluded my sermon, "that it is the accessibility of alcohol that has given me my taste
"Having therefore engaged the limner (for what could I do?) our next deliberation was, to show the superiority of our taste
in the attitudes.
"But, of course," I continued, to give a slight turn aside in our talk, "it is very wrong of us to have such sophisticated tastes
. We ought to love these lonely hills and meadows far more.
'Yes, indeed,' answered the Cat; ' it will taste
as good to you as if you stretched your thin tongue out of the window.'
And while the abilities of the nine-hundredth abridger of the History of England, or of the man who collects and publishes in a volume some dozen lines of Milton, Pope, and Prior, with a paper from the Spectator, and a chapter from Sterne, are eulogized by a thousand pens -- there seems almost a general wish of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste
to recommend them.
All meat tasted alike to him, for his taste
for meat was one of the vanished pleasures in the limbo of memory.