I have summoned you here to witness it, because I know it will be gall and wormwood to you!
Give it brimstone and treacle and a cupful of wormwood and camomile.
This was wormwood and gall to the parent, but he did not spare himself.
He had to live on her money, which galled him, and to be assisted by the Dean's money, which was wormwood to him.
It may easily be conceived ...