E-QUIZ 18: Disorderly Dining

Who said “Disorder breakfasts

with plenty, dines with poverty, sups with misery, and sleeps with death”? Heavy!

11 Responses to “E-QUIZ 18: Disorderly Dining”

  1. Did Caesar say this about Brutus or visa-versa?…..

  2. I’ve been waiting for a response on this one.

    Nope, sorry. Try again. This is from American history.

  3. George Washington and I’m not talking about the city of George, WA…..

  4. Nope. Not Martha either.

  5. #5 by Randalf the Grey

    Benjamin Franklin ? Just guessing, but it sounds like a Franklinism.

  6. It is indeed a Franklinism. 5 points. Now, for extra points, tell me what it means. I’m stuck on the part ” disorder breakfasts with plenty” and then you get to “sleeps with death”.

  7. #7 by Randalf the Grey

    I assume that it means that one can start out with plenty, and, if he lives his life and manages his
    affairs in a disorderly fashion, wind up with little or nothing. Is the quote from “Poor Richard’s
    Almanac” ? It might also apply to the affairs of a nation.

  8. But why does disorder start with plenty???????

    Got the quote from another source.

    You may be right. It kind of sounds political. Maybe something he said about England? More research is needed.

  9. I’m not getting very far. Found this…..”Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty and supped with infamy”. Ben did like to eat.

  10. Here’s my view of the phrase: It’s a statement on the “condition” of the general population of the country…. “Disorder breakfasts with plenty” means chaos/discontent among the masses, “dines with poverty” means these people are poor, “sups with misery” means they are hungry and/or sick, and “sleeps with death” means that due to these conditions death is a common result…. You go to sleep and don’t wake up….. So, what about that?….. All from my little brain…..

  11. Randalf and Rambler I have DECIDED will split the two extra points for their explanation of Ben’s quote. That’s one point for Randalf and a big POSITIVE point for Rambler.

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