In those days of public conviviality, and for many years afterwards, the taverns of London held a very important place.
It is mentioned in a comedy entitled Ram Alley (1611) and Lilly the 2 Various changes in the names of the taverns are made in the folio edition of this play (1616) from the quarto (1601); thus the Mermaid of the quarto becomes the Windmill in the folio, and the Mitre of the quarto is the Star of the folio.
These elements are, briefly stated, (1) a strong partiality for subjects dealing with humble life, in country and town, with the fun of taverns and village greens, with that domestic life in the rough which goes to the making of the earlier farces in English and French; (2) a whimsical, elfin kind of wit, delighting in extravagance and topsy-turviness; (3) a frank interest in the pleasures of good company and good drink.
In the taverns and low places of amusement haunted by those lettered songsters, on the open road and in the forests trodden by their vagrant feet, the deities of Greece and Rome were not in exile, but at home within the hearts of living men.
The gates and shops were all closed, only here and there round the taverns solitary shouts or drunken songs could be heard.
Cookshops and taverns were opened in partially burned houses.
Take-out is available, though you may want to stay to enjoy the tavern's occasional live music.
Madison, Wisconsin boasts a diverse dining scene with several dozen ethnic eateries, Old Europe style pubs and taverns, and contemporary American restaurants.
Home of Wesleyan University, Middletown caters to an upbeat, college crowd, so there are plenty of good taverns and bars to choose from.
Cranbury Pizza63 North Main StreetCranbury, NJ 08512(609) 409-9930cranburypizza.com The Cranbury Inn This acclaimed restaurant is made up of two of the original three 18th-century taverns on the site.
Local dining options reflect this diversity, ranging from standard chain fare to historical taverns that bring out the region's unique identity.
Coppertop Tavern Opened in November 2009, the Coppertop Tavern's concept is an upscale pub.
This casual dining tavern boasts the freshest ingredients and a gracious wait staff set amongst one of Williamsburg's most historic taverns.
Historic establishments abound as well, not the least of which are the bars and taverns frequented by patrons for more than a century.