I. 'In the meantime, Master Appetite came, and then very orderly they sat down at table. At the beginning of the meal, one Gargantua read some pleasant history of the warlike actions of former times, until he had taken a glass of wine. Then, if they thought good, they continued reading, or began to discourse merrily together; speaking first of the virtue, propriety, efficacy, and nature of all that served at the table: bread, water, wine, salt, meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, herbs and how
they were prepared.'
II. 'Come,’ said Pantagruel, ’let us now make ourselves merry one bout, and drink, my lads, I beseech you, for it is very good drinking all this month.’Then they did uncase their flagons by heaps and dozens, and with their leaguer-provisions made excellent good cheer.