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.
Woodhouse considered eight persons at dinner
together as the utmost that his nerves could bear and here would be a ninthand Emma apprehended that it would be a ninth very much out of humour at not being able to come even to Hartfield for fortyeight hours without falling in with a dinnerparty.
Being a little embarrassed at first, and feeling much too young to preside, I made Steerforth take the head of the table when dinner
was announced, and seated myself opposite to him.
IS a mystery,--a mystery of which even the greatest chef knows but little, as a poet knows not,
Master Land, we must conform to the rules on board, and I suppose our appetites are in advance of the dinner
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.
I wasn't butler fifteen year without learning the rights and the wrongs about dinner
What you call healthy appetite I feel as Hunger's savage tooth: And, when no dinner
is in sight, The dinner
-bell's a sound of ruth!
A good dinner
brings out all the softer side of a man.
This plan had the advantage of enabling him to send Jotham to the Flats after dinner
to meet Zenobia, while he himself took the lumber down to the village.
These things passed through Newland Archer's mind a week later as he watched the Countess Olenska enter the van der Luyden drawing-room on the evening of the momentous dinner
When at last we were all assembled, waiting for dinner
to be announced, I reflected, while I chatted with the woman I had been asked to "take in," that civilised man practises a strange ingenuity in wasting on tedious exercises the brief span of his life.
He insisted on taking Philip into a room on the first floor, where a man in shirt sleeves, a blousy woman, and three children were having their Sunday dinner
Evidently just before coming to the dinner
he had had his hair and whiskers trimmed, which changed his appearance for the worse.
The only excuse for you, Katharine, is that dinner
is still later than you are," said Mr.