"Then come and dine here," said Dick, unable to refuse a neighbour hospitality.
The family were to dine early, to get away soon after dinner.
They were accustomed to see him in a more genial mood when he had a friend to dine.
It was six o'clock when he got to London, and he went into a coffee-house to dine.
But then he might be only marking time to let that guzzling Cheeseman ...