A famous French writer on gastronomy is responsible for the aphorism:—"dis-moi ce que tu manges, et je te dirai ce que tu es." There is much wisdom in this epigram yet I believe that it contains only a moiety of the truth. The other half I should phrase thus:—"dis-moi comment tu manges, et je te dirai ce que tu es." Taking together "what one eats" and "how one eats it" we obtain an accurate index of one's social development. In this instance it is not alone the manner which makes the man; no less important a share in the making is lodged in the matter; it can hardly be denied that this nice adjustment was in the poet's mind when he wrote,
"But civilized man cannot live without dining."