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Savile Club, Savile-row.— The object of the club
is good fellowship, as is set forth in its motto, sodalitas convivium.
Owing to the fact that a considerable number of persons of literary or
scientific reputation belong to the club, a mistaken idea has got abroad in some
quarters that the object of the club is literary or scientific. This is not the
case. The qualification for membership
is the same as in most clubs which have not a social object—that is, that a candidate shall seem to the electing body, which at the Savile Club is the committee, to be personally acceptable. Entrance fee, £10 10s.; subscription, £4 4s.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879