Primary Sources for the Presbyterian Masses

What’s That Smell?

In Uncategorized on 03/09/2011 at 21:28

How times have changed!

From Keith Thomas’s The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England:

in 1657 the inhabitants of the London parish of St Dunstan’s in the West prosecuted one James Farr ‘for making and selling of a drink called “coffee”, whereby in making the same he annoyeth his neighbours by evil smells’.

[HT & stolen, lock, stock and barrel from Richard Snoddy over at the διαθήκη blog –]


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