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A cup of coffee


subjects: beverages,

  • 1. Cup that cheers series, No. I. | A cup of | coffee.
    London: T. Fisher Unwin; 1883
    16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [3-7] 8-81, [i-iii] ads   Paper with a coffee cup and coffee bush on front
    GB:   *Priv coll   LB destroyed   LCS   LWel   LoEN   OB  

    Printed on the title-page is the verse: "Coffee! Oh coffee! Faith, it is surprising, 'mid all the poets, good and bad and worse, who've scribbled (hock and Chiang eulogising) post and papyrus with "immortal verse," # melodiously similitudinising in Sapphics languid, or Alcaics terse, # no one, my little brown Arabian berry, hath sung thy praises, # 'tis surprising, very!"
    The contents comprise "The silken thread of moderation', "The discovery of the beverage', "The coffee-cup in Paris', "The coffee-cup in London" and "Methods of making coffee'.