IS a mystery,--a mystery of which even the greatest chef knows but little, as a poet knows not,
He sat opposite Bernard Higginbotham at a heavy Sunday dinner
over Higginbotham's Cash Store, and it was all he could do to restrain himself from shouting out:-
It is not the least among the strange things bred by the intense artificialness of sea-usages, that while in the open air of the deck some officers will, upon provocation, bear themselves boldly and defyingly enough towards their commander; yet, ten to one, let those very officers the next moment go down to their customary dinner
in that same commander's cabin, and straightway their inoffensive, not to say deprecatory and humble air towards him, as he sits at the head of the table; this is marvellous, sometimes most comical.
It seems a pity to let the dinner
spoil,' said the Editor of a well-known daily paper; and thereupon the Doctor rang the bell.
Precisely the same sheepish following of one given example distinguishes the ordering of genteel dinners
In England alone, the incomprehensible and discourteous custom prevails of keeping the host and the dinner
waiting for half an hour or more--without any assignable reason and without any better excuse than the purely formal apology that is implied in the words, "Sorry to be late.
Daddy, mummy says, do stop talking and come and eat your dinner
But before he had finished reading, a stentorian major-domo announced that dinner
So a day was appointed when the Fox should visit the Stork; but when they were seated at table all that was for their dinner
was contained in a very long-necked jar with a narrow mouth, in which the Fox could not insert his snout, so all he could manage to do was to lick the outside of the jar.
You come with me and we'll have a cozy dinner
and a pleasant talk together, and by that time your game ankle will carry you home very nicely, I am sure.
I suppose it will soon be time to dress for dinner
They were still talking of the dinner
and the allurements of city life when Mrs.
says she; "it is an odd time a day to think about dinner
From the theater Stepan Arkadyevitch drove to Ohotny Row, selected himself the fish and asparagus for dinner
, and by twelve o'clock was at Dussot's, where he had to see three people, luckily all staying at the same hotel: Levin, who had recently come back from abroad and was staying there; the new head of his department, who had just been promoted to that position, and had come on a tour of revision to Moscow; and his brother-in-law, Karenin, whom he must see, so as to be sure of bringing him to dinner
When the day of the dinner
arrived, I felt restored to my customary health.