Kit-Cat Club

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Founded in the early part of the 18th cent. by leading Whigs, including (according to Pope) Steele, Addison, Congreve, Garth, and Vanbrugh. Tonson was for many years its secretary and moving spirit. The club met at the house of Christopher Cat (or Kat), a pastry cook, in Shire Lane and subsequently at Tonson's house at Barn Elms.

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