It was a noble vintage, and the doyen grew eloquent over it.
In those days the doyen of the fleet was Captain Samuel Blandford.
He was, at the time of his death at the age of eighty years, the doyen of the trade.
Doyen had scruples; but recommended Fragonard for the naughty business.
The details of this doyen club will be found in its proper place, p. 99 et seq.