I can certainly see that you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here would not know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret.
I can certainly see you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here would not know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret.
To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it toyour guests is a sign of fatigue.
To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue
Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions. But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess, and also on the part of guests who submit to them.
The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.
See, your guests approach. Address yourself to entertain them sprightly, And let's be red with mirth.
Make your free men and guests sit as far as possible at tables on either side, not four here and three there.
In every human being one or the other of these two instincts is predominant: the active or positive instinct to offer hospitality, the negative or passive instinct to accept it. And either of these instincts is so significant of character that one might as well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
Angels made no complaint about any of the creatures that were created during the six days of Creation, except about Man. This is because he was created in God's image and consists of Upper and Lower together. When the angels saw it, they were startled and bewildered. How would the pure, spiritual soul descend from its sublime degree, and come and dwell in the same abode with this filthy, beastly body? (...) The answer that came to them is is that there is already a tower filled abundantly, and empty of guests. To fill it with guests, we need the existence of this human, made of Upper and lower together (...) Know that this tower, filled abundantly, implies all the pleasure and the goodness for which He has created the creatures.
Of what happened later in the evening nothing definite can here be stated. None of the guests later on had any clear remembrance of it. They only knew that the rooms had been filled with a heavenly light, as if a number of small halos had blended into one glorious radiance. Taciturn old people received the gift of tongues; ears that for years had been almost deaf were opened to it. Time itself had merged into eternity. Long after midnight the windows of the house shone like gold, and golden song flowed out into the winter air.