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" ... at his literary studies, in which the Greek poets bore a principal part. A frugal but plentiful dinner took place at three, or halfpast two, in summer, and at four in winter ; and a few glasses of wine were followed by coffee. The evening was dedicated... "
Memoirs of the Latter Years of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox - Page 33
by John Bernard Trotter - 1812 - 536 pages
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The New annual register, or General repository of history ..., Volume 32

1812 - 1038 pages
...were followed by coffee. The evening wai dedicated to walking and conversation till tea-time, «hen reading aloud, in history, commenced, and continued...past ten the family were gone to rest ; and the next nnd succeeding dawn ushered in the same order and elegance, and found the same content, the same happiness,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 6

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1820 - 594 pages
...fb«ff; — drank i few glasses of wine, followed by coffee; — walked or conversed till tea-time; — when 'reading aloud in history commenced, and continued...pastry, or something very trifling, finished the day.' Mr. Trotter, who confesses that he had carried with him some vulgar prejudices respecting Mr. Fox's'...
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Annual Register, Volume 53

Edmund Burke - History - 1825 - 854 pages
...wine were followed by coffee. The evening was dedicated to walking and conversation, till tea-time, when reading aloud, in history, commenced, and continued...something very trifling, finished the day ; and at halkpast 2 D ten the family were gone to rest ; and the next and succeeding dawn ushered in the same...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 11

Englishmen - 1836 - 258 pages
...wine were followed by coffee. The evening was dedicated to walking and conversation till tea-time, when reading aloud in history commenced, and continued...something very trifling, finished the day ; and at half-past ten the family were gone to rest." This, we learn, was the diurnal system of a man whose...
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Memoirs of Eminent Etonians: With Notices of the Early History of Eton College

Edward Shepherd Creasy - Eton College - 1850 - 532 pages
...wine were followed by coffee. The evening was dedicated to walking and conversation till tea-time, when reading aloud in history commenced, and continued...pastry, or something very trifling, finished the day j and at halfpast ten the family were gone to rest." Such was the simple life which Fox led during...
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A Book for a Corner: Or, Selections in Prose and Verse from Authors the Best ...

English literature - 1852 - 248 pages
...wine were followed by coffee. The evening was dedicated to walking and conversation till tea-time, when reading aloud in history commenced, and continued...something very trifling, finished the day; and at half-past ten the family were gone to rest. At breakfast the newspaper was read, commonly by Mr. Fox,...
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A Book for a Corner; Or, Selections in Prose and Verse from ..., Volumes 1-2

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1852 - 470 pages
...wine were followed by coffee. The evening was dedicated to walking and conversation till tea-time, when reading aloud in history commenced, and continued...something very trifling, finished the day; and at- half-past ten the family were gone to rest. At breakfast the newspaper was read, commonly by Mr. Fox,...
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A Book for a Corner: Or, Selections in Prose and Verse from ..., Volume 1

English literature - 1852 - 460 pages
...wine were followed by coifee. The evening was dedicated to walking and conversation till tea-time, when reading aloud in history commenced, and continued...something very trifling, finished the day ; and at half-past ten the family were gone to rest. At breakfast the newspaper was read, commonly by Mr. Fox,...
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Works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1859 - 466 pages
...wine were followed by cofiee. The evening was dedicated to walking and conversation till tea-time, when reading aloud in history commenced, and continued...something very trifling, finished the day ; and at half-past ten the family were gone to rest. At breakfast the newspaper was read, commonly by Mr. Fox,...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of ..., Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1863 - 826 pages
...wine were followed by coffee. The evening was dedicated to walking and conversation till tea-time, when reading aloud in history commenced, and continued...something very trifling, finished the day ; and at half-past ten the family were gone to rest." This, we learn, was the diurnal system of a man whose...
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