Anthony has posted two annotations/comments since 7 July 2017.
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5 Jan 2018, 1:39 p.m. - Anthony
There is a wonderful book (one of many similar, I gather) titled CLUBS AND CLUB LIFE IN LONDON, (1872) (https://archive.org/search.php?query=Clubs%20and%20Club%20Life%20in%20London) which has numerous anecdotes about literary and political lights of the early days of Coffee Houses. Pepys features notably at "Will's", as well as Pope, Sheridan, and many others.
7 Jul 2017, 6:58 p.m. - Anthony
And of course Shakespeare' s
Thanks, i' faith, for silence is only commendable
In a neat’s tongue dried and a maid not vendible.
Falstaff: "'Sblood, you starveling, you elf-skin, you dried neat's tongue, you bull's pizzle, you stock-fish!"