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- Beautiful to see was the compassionate sympathy of the Countess's face when Rose offered her plate for a portion of the world- subjugating viand, as who should say: 'Sweet child! - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- See bloated Dropsy added strength acquire As the parch'd lip the frequent draught obtains; Indulgence feeds the never- quench'd desire, That loaths the viand, and the goblet drains. - "Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace", Anna Seward.
- The well spiced viand thou didst leave To frown on want whose throat was strained, And violence whose hands were stained. - "Toward the Gulf", Edgar Lee Masters.