And Eubulus says, in his Campylion,—
There was a beautiful dish of the sea-grayling,And Anaxandrides, in his Nereus, says—
And a boil'd pike served up i' savoury pickle.
The man who first discover'd all the goodAnd Amphis, in his Seven against Thebes, says—
Of the most precious head of a large grayling,
And then how dainty was the tunny's meat,
Caught where the waves are by no tempests tost,
How good in short is the whole race of fish,
Nereus his name, dwells in this place for ever.
Whole graylings, and large slices of the head.And in his Philetærus, he says—
Take a small eel, and a fine grayling's head,And Antiphanes, in his Cyclops, out-heroding even the epicure Archestratus, says—
And slices of a pike fresh from the sea.
Give me an Hymettian mullet,
And a ray just caught, a perch
Split open, and a cuttle-fish,
And a well-roasted synodon;
[p. 464] A slice of grayling, and a head
Of mighty conger, luscious food;
A frog's inside, a tunny's flank,
A ray's sharp back, a cestra's loin,
Sea-sparrows, and sea-thrushes too,
Sprats, and anchovies, let me not
Complain of any want.