Lord Henry and his lady were the hosts;
The party we have touched on were the guests:
Their table was a board to tempt even ghosts
To pass the Styx for more substantial feasts.
I will not dwell upon ragouts or roasts,
Albeit all human history attests
That happiness for man—the hungry sinner!
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.
from Don Juan, Canto the Thirteenth
by Lord Byron 1788-1824