• Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks / Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks / The founder's you; the table is this place / The carvers we; the prologue is the grace / Each act a course, each scene, a different dish.

    James Pocock, James Townley, David Garrick, George Farquhar, Nicholas Rowe (1818). “Hit Or Miss! A Musical Farce in Two Acts”