A HEALTHFUL DAY
But always take it with your stomach empty.
After your meals sit still and rest awhile,
And with your pipe a careless hour beguile.
To rise at light or five, breakfast at nine,
Lounge till eleven, and at five to dine,
To drink and smoke till seven, the time of tea,
And then to dance or walk two hours away
Till ten o'clock,--good hour to go to nest,
Till the next cock shall wake you from your rest.
"The Rule of Health"--The Every-Day Book, William Hone, 1827
The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.
Madame de Staël (1766-1817)