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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

5812 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:All human history attests
That happiness for man,—the hungry sinner!—
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Don Juan. Canto xiii. Stanza 99.
Note 1.
For a man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.—Piozzi: Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson, p. 149. [back]