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Club Life of London


CLUB LIFE OF
LONDON
 
 WITH
 
 ANECDOTES OF THE
CLUBS, COFFEE-HOUSESAND TAVERNS
OF THE METROPOLIS
 
 DURING THE 17th, 18th,
AND 19th CENTURIES.
BYJOHN 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 BYJOHN EDWARD TAYLOR, LITTLE QUEEN
STREET,LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.
PREFACE.
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
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