1835, L. H. S. in The Knickerbocker, Volume VI., page #131:
They feed us on ambrosiæ,—till we loathe
Our household bread.
1855, O. M. Spencer in The Ladies’ Repository, Volume XV., page #604:
They will weave their fine webs of intellectual though, and indulge in vague and airy speculations, of which they have no more definite idea than of the geological formation of the outer ring of Saturn, or the chemical composition of nectar and ambrosiæ; or if they have, stork‐like, they will present an entertainment to their audience in a vessel so deep that no one has a neck long enough to feed in it but themselves.