To dine with Duke Humphrey
|to go without dinner; - a phrase common in Elizabethan literature, said to be from the practice of the poor gentry, who beguiled the dinner hour by a promenade near the tomb of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in Old Saint Paul's.|
|to go without dinner. See under Dine.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.