Finches of the Grove

Finches of the Grove

eating club established for expensive dining. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
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At Startop's suggestion, we put ourselves down for election into a club called The Finches of the Grove: the object of which institution I have never divined, if it were not that the members should dine expensively once a fortnight, to quarrel among themselves as much as possible after dinner, and to cause six waiters to get drunk on the stairs.