Careful Words

manna (n.)

But all was false and hollow; though his tongue

Dropp'd manna, and could make the worse appear

The better reason, to perplex and dash

Maturest counsels.

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 112.

Fair ladies, you drop manna in the way

Of starved people.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): The Merchant of Venice. Act v. Sc. 1.