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Second Reading

About General coffee house information

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There is a wonderful book (one of many similar, I gather) titled CLUBS AND CLUB LIFE IN LONDON, (1872) (…) 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.

About Neats' Tongue

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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!"