Thursday, 7 July 2016

Coffee Time Two Sous per Dish, Sugar Included 1689 ( Photo )

Coffee Time Two Sous per Dish, Sugar Included 1689 ( Photo )
The discovery of coffee has enlarged the realm of illusion and given more promise to hope Isid Bourdon

Coffee keeps, so to say, the balance between bodily and spiritual nourishment Emile Souvestre (1806–1854)

An old Bourbon proverb "To an old man a cup of coffee is like the door post of an old house—it sustains and strengthens him."

"What first made coffee-houses suspicious to those in authority, however, is their true resource—the advantages they offer for meeting one's kind, for social converse and the contemplation of life.
Hence it must be that they have so happy a tact for locality.

They seek shade, pleasant corners, open squares, the prospect of water or wide landscapes.
In Constantinople they enjoy an infinite choice of site, so huge is the extent of that city, so broken by hill and sea, so varied in its spectacle of life.
The commonest type of city coffee-room looks out upon the passing world from under a grape-vine or a climbing wistaria.
Credit WILLIAM H. UKERS, M.A. 1922

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