Alas! you know the cause too well;
The salt is spilt, to me it fell.
GAY: _Fables,_ Pt. i., Fable 37.
Why dost thou shun the salt? that sacred pledge,
Which once partaken blunts the sabre's edge,
Makes even contending tribes in peace unite,
And hated hosts seem brethren to the sight.
BYRON: _Corsair,_ Canto ii, St. 4.
Who ne'er knew salt, or heard the billows roar.
POPE: _Odyssey,_ Bk. xi., Line 153.