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- n. Alternative spelling of coffeehouse.
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Thence to White Hall, and there met Mr. Moore, and fell a-talking about my Lord's folly at Chelsey, and it was our discourse by water to London and to the great coffee house against the Exchange, where we sat a good while talking; and I find that my lord is wholly given up to this wench, who it seems has been reputed a common strumpett.
“If a philosopher puts on rough clothing, lengthens his prayer beads, and spends his time in the mosque, then he is a mystic,” he admitted, “But if he sits in Mattatias’ coffee house and smokes the hubble-bubble, then he remains only a philosopher.”