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'The Rose'

"This was the Rose, afterwards known as Will's Coffee-House, after William Urwin, the landlord, where Dryden had a chair reserved for him near the fire-place in winter, which was carried into the balcony for him in the summer. It was on the west side of Bow Street, and at the corner of Russell Street. In earlier passages of the diary Pepys speaks of going to Will's , but as he says that he went to this coffee house for the first time [Feb. 3rd. 1663/4], that must have been at some other place."

Note in Wheatley edn.

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