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Topic: The cafe in historical context (13 lines)
1) From: Sean Sweet
Hope this is well received; not quite OT, but more entertaining than
helpful.
*You that delight in Wit and Mirth, and long to hear such News,
As comes from all parts of the Earth, Dutch, Danes, and Turks and Jews,
I'le send you a Rendezvous, where it is smoaking new:
Go hear it at a Coffee-house -- it cannot but be true ...
There's nothing done in all the World, from Monarch to the Mouse,
But every Day or Night 'tis hurl'd into the Coffee-house.*
- from "News from the Coffee-house" by Thomas Jordan, 1667


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