Taken from Breakfast, Dinner and Tea 1860
"Another view of supper belongs to that state of society where the dinner is taken after the close of the day. Here the supper is provided at a late hour in the evening, sometimes towards midnight and consists either of cold roast meats, game, hot or cold, or oysters, salads, sandwiches, biscuits, etc. with various beverages."
"The third form of supper is the entertainment given at evening parties, balls, etc. at which a greater display is allowable than at any other. Confectionery in most elegant forms and devices is exhibited and contributes with fruits and flowers to captivate the eye and delight the other senses."