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April 22, 2017

When Women Campaigned to Prohibit "That Newfangled, Abominable, Heathenish Liquor Called COFFEE"

Coffee, so insist the Buxome Good-Women,

renders the men of England “as Lean as Famine, as Rivvel’d as Envy, or an old meager Hagg over-ridden by an Incubus. They come from it with nothing moist but their snotty Noses, nothing stiffe but their Joints, nor standing but their Ears.” These charges drew a response in the form of the “Mens Answer to the Womens Petition Against Coffee, Vindicating Their own Performances, and the Vertues of that Liquor, from the Undeserved Aspersions lately cast upon them by their SCANDALOUS PAMPHLET.” - -
The Coffee Revolt of 1674

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 22, 2017 8:38 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Next they'll be opposing the serving of unicorn​ urine at profascist get-together drinking potties.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at April 22, 2017 6:30 PM

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