I read in "The life of Samuel Johnson" and see this sentence:
On Saturday, July 9, I found Johnson surrounded with a numerous levee, but have not preserved any part of his conversation.
I look up in Oxford dictionary about meaning of "levee", I see "levee" is a low wall built at the side of a river to prevent it from flooding.
I think "levee" in this context of this book does not that meaning. Can you explain meaning of it? I think it has a different mean in 17 centuries.