Toasts for All Occasions. Compiled by E.C. Lewis; 1903; Mutual Book Co., Boston.
A book on toasts for all occasions published in 1903, celebrating such subjects as the art of drinking, women, America, home, friendship... and the household cook. Below is a small selection of some of the entertaining toasts found in the book.
The Frenchman loves his native wine;
The German loves his beer;
The Englishman loves his 'alf and 'alf,
Because it brings good cheer.
The Irishman loves his "whiskey straight";,
Because it gives him dizziness.
The American has no choice at all,
So he drinks the whole —— business.
Hail to the graduating girl;
She's sweeter, far, than some;
For while she speaks she talks no slang
And chews no chewing gum.
We may live without poetry, music, and art;
We may live without conscience and live without heart;
We may live without friends and live without books;
But civilized man cannot live without cooks.
We may live without books — what is knowledge but grieving?
We may live without hope — what is hope but deceiving?
We may live without love — what is passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live without dining?