Club Life of London
CLUB LIFE OF
LONDON WITH ANECDOTES OF THE
CLUBS, COFFEE-HOUSES AND TAVERNS
OF THE METROPOLIS DURING THE 17th, 18th,
AND 19th CENTURIES.
BY JOHN TIMBS, F.S.A.
See Beef-steak Society, p. 143.
IN TWO VOLUMES.—VOL. I.
LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, PUBLISHER IN
ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY. 1866.
PRINTED BY JOHN EDWARD TAYLOR, LITTLE QUEEN
STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.
Pictures of the Social Life of the Metropolis during the last two
centuries are by no means rare. We possess them in Diaries,
Memoirs, and Correspondence, in almost countless volumes, that
sparkle with humour and gaiety, alternating with more serious
phases,—political or otherwise,—according to the colour and
complexion, and body of the time. Of such pictures the most
attractive are Clubs.
Few attempts have, however, been made to focus the Club-life of