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" I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to open my plan thus : — 'Mr. Dilly, Sir, sends his respectful compliments to you, and would be happy if you would do him the honour to dine with him on... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 183
by James Boswell - 1835
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Boswell's Johnson: The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1923 - 343 pages
..."Dine with Jack Wilkes, Sir ! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took...soon go to Scotland." JOHNSON. "Sir, I am obliged to Dr. Dilly. I will wait upon him — " BOSWELL. "Provided, Sir, I suppose, that the company which he...
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The Art of Helping People Out of Trouble

Karl De Schweinitz - Social Service - 1924 - 231 pages
...Dine with Jack Wilkes, Sir! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch.' I, therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took...to you, and would be happy if you would do him the honor to dine with him on Wednesday next along with me, as I must soon go to Scotland.' Johnson. 'Sir,...
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Das eigene und das fremde Leben: biographische Identitätsentwürfe in der ...

Helga Schwalm - Autobiography - 2007 - 418 pages
...direkte Anfrage hin schlicht ausfällig geworden wäre. Deshalb fädelt er die Sache auf Umwegen ein: 'Mr. Dilly, Sir, sends his respectful compliments...honour to dine with him on Wednesday next along with me [...].' JOHNSON. 'Sir, I am obliged to Mr. Dilly. I will wait upon him BOSWELL. Provided, Sir, I suppose,...
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