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Brewer's: Grecian Coffee-house

in Devereux Court, the oldest in London, was originally opened by Pasqua, a Greek slave, brought to England in 1652 by Daniel Edwards, a Turkey merchant. This Greek was the first to teach…

Baez, Joan

(Encyclopedia) Baez, Joan bīpstr;ĕz, bä´–, 1941–, American folk singer and political activist, b. New York City. Baez began singing traditional folk ballads, blues, and spirituals in Cambridge, Mass…

Spectator

(Encyclopedia) Spectator, English daily periodical published jointly by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele with occasional contributions from other writers. It succeeded the Tatler, a periodical begun…

inn

(Encyclopedia) inn, in Great Britain, any hotel, public house, tavern, or coffeehouse where lodging is provided. In American usage, the inn is generally a small rural lodging house for transients.…

Lloyd's

(Encyclopedia) Lloyd's, London insurance underwriting corporation of many separate syndicates; often called Lloyd's of London. Founded in the late 17th cent. by a group of merchants,…

Enlightenment

(Encyclopedia) Enlightenment, term applied to the mainstream of thought of 18th-century Europe and America. Background and Basic Tenets The scientific and intellectual developments of the 17th cent…

Dar Williams Biography

Dar Williamssinger, songwriterBorn: 1967Birthplace: Mount Kisco, NY Dar Williams kicked off her performance career with a role in her high school's production of Godspell, and as a teenager…

coffee

(Encyclopedia) coffee, a tree, its seeds, and the beverage made from them. The coffee tree, a small evergreen of the genus Coffea, has smooth, ovate leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers that…

Vienna

(Encyclopedia) Vienna vēĕn´ə, Ger. Wien, city and province (1991 pop. 1,539,848), 160 sq mi (414 sq km), capital and largest city of Austria and administrative seat of Lower Austria, NE Austria, on…

Alfred Peet Biography

specialty coffee makerDied: Aug. 29, 2007 (Ashland, Oregon) Best Known as: leader of coffee revolution Coffee guru known as the “grandfather of specialty…