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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Refreshment
 
“Before you begin,” said Peter Peebles, “I’ll thank you to order me a morsel of bread and cheese, or some cauld meat, or broth, or the like alimentary provision.”
        Scott.—Redgauntlet, Letter XIII.
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Chafe the limb, and pour the fragrant oil.
        Scott.—Waverley, Chap. XX.
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From room to room their eager view they bend:
Thence to the bath, a beauteous pile, descend;
Where a bright damsel-train attend the guests
With liquid odours, and embroider’d vests.
        Pope.—Odyssey, Book IV. Line 57.
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Your other task, ye menial train, forbear:
Now wash the stranger, and the bed prepare;
With splendid palls the downy fleece adorn:
Uprising early with the purple morn,
His sinews shrunk with age, and stiff with toil,
In the warm bath foment with fragrant oil.
        Pope.—Odyssey, Book XIX. Line 362.
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The nymph dismiss’d him (odorous garments given.)
And bathed in fragrant oils that breathed of heaven.
        Pope.—Odyssey, Book V. Line 335.
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The train prepare a cruse of curious mold,
A cruse of fragrance, form’d of burnish’d gold;
Odour divine! whose soft refreshing streams
Sleek the smooth skin, and scent the snowy limbs.
        Pope.—Odyssey, Book VI. Line 91.
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