How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses. Jeremiah 5:7

When I fed them to the full, they then committed adultery.

Fulness in good men oft breeds forgetfulness, and in bad men, filthiness.

Gula vestibulum luxuriae; gluttony is the gallery that incontinence walketh through. The Israelites ate and drank, and rose up to play—scil., with their Midianitish mistresses—to the provoking of God’s fierce wrath.

Fulness of bread made way to Sodom’s sin.

Lunatics, when the moon is declining and in the wane are sober enough; but when full, more wild and exorbitant.

Ceres and Bacchus are great friends to Venus, &c.

Watch therefore, and feed with fear.

The painting: A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms – Pieter Aertsen – Google Cultural Institute

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