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|Of Delicate Dinners, Sumptuous Suppers, and Prodigall Banqueting|
|By Claudius Ælianus (c. 175c. 235)|
From A Registre of Hystories
|TIMOTHY, the son of Conon, captain of the Athenians, leaving his sumptuous fare and royall banqueting, beeing desired and intertained of Plato to a feast philosophicall, seasoned with contentation and musick, at his returning home from that supper of Plato, he said unto his familiar freends:They whiche suppe with Plato, this night, are not sick or out of temper the next day following; and presently upon the enunciation of that speech, Timothy took occasion to finde fault with great dinners, suppers, feasts, and banquets, furnished with excessive fare, immoderate consuming of meats, delicates, dainties, toothsome junkets, and such like, which abridge the next dayes joy, gladnes, delight, mirth, and pleasantnes. Yea, that sentence is consonant and agreeable to the former, and importeth the same sense notwithstanding in words it hath a little difference. That the within named Timothy meeting the next day after with Plato said to him:You philosophers, freend Plato, sup better the day following than the night present.|| 1|