Quotation by James Boswell

The cheering sound of "Dinner is upon the table," dissolved his reverie.... Mr. Wilkes placed himself next to Dr. Johnson, and behaved to him with so much attention and politeness, that he gained upon him insensibly.... Mr. Wilkes was very assiduous in helping him to some fine veal. "Pray give me leave, Sir:MIt is better here—A little of the brown—Some fat, Sir—A little of the stuffing—Some gravy—Let me have the pleasure of giving you some butter—Allow me to recommend a squeeze of this orange;Mor the lemon, perhaps, may have more zest."
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, May 15, 1776, p. 768, Oxford University Press (1980).

At dinner at the house of the bookseller Dilly, where the radical John Wilkes overcame the disapproval of the conservative Samuel Johnson.
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