Translation:The worried old man tastes that peacock.
In Latin scansion, final consonants attach to first syllable of the next word if the next word begins with a vowel. To illustrate, here is how "sollicitus illum" should scan:
Source: "Dē Latīnē Prōnūntiandō" by ScorpioMartianus, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRG0sMUFvY0 (3:09)
The wealthy did, yes. And they ate much more than just peacock.