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Feast day a day on which a celebration, especially an annual Christian one, is held.

feast of reason intellectual discussion, as complementary to genial conversation; the phrase comes originally from Pope's Satires of Horace (1733), ‘the feast of reason and the flow of soul’.

see also after the feast comes the reckoning, skeleton at the feast.

Subjects: Biblical Studies — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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