Great Influence

George: Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men.

Alice: Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely.

George: Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?

Alice: They are all but stomachs, and we all but food; They eat us hungerly, and when they are full, They belch us