I was once booked by my manager to give a causerie in the drawing-room of a New York millionaire.
His Sunday holiday was given to the proof-reading of his next day's "causerie du Lundi."
There was nothing, he found, like a causerie du Lundi for settling and soothing the troubled spirits.
It was their custom to meet once a week, at the house of one or another, for a "causerie," as the avocat called it.
After this I must have decided against starting at all, for nothing more came of the causerie.
In the hands of a pinchbeck Anatole France, how unendurable the review conceived as a causerie would become!
Early in the seventeenth century the causerie (chat) was highly esteemed in France.