an early dinner.

Category: Custom & Law | Type: Historical | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Observe

Dinner (Search), the middle and principal meal of the day, is taken  earlier in the provinces than in London. It would be followed in the early evening by high tea, unless that meal was replaced by the convivial sort of banquet that Dickens had often with his male friends.

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