feast of reason

feast of reason

An intellectual or scholarly discussion. The phrase comes from 18th-century poet Alexander Pope. Oh, I left because the feast of reason that's going on in there started to bore me.
See also: feast, of, reason

feast of reason

intellectual talk.
This expression comes from the poet Alexander Pope's description of congenial conversation in Imitations of Horace: ‘The feast of reason and the flow of soul’.
See also: feast, of, reason
References in classic literature ?
Our Magazine is to be 'a feast of reason and flow of soul.
Hostility to foreigners versus fear of indigence: scarcely a feast of reason and flow of soul.
Conversation is nothing less than "the feast of reason and the flow of soul," as Alexander Pope wrote (in apparently the only 18th-century quotation on the subject not reprised in this volume.
An outfit styling itself Television Preview, and styling me as "Dear Televiewer," proposed a feast of reason and a flow of soul in a Hyatt Regency hotel in suburban Maryland: