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A tavern that stood in Bread Street (with an entrance in Friday Street), London. It was frequented by Beaumont, Donne, I. Jones and others who may have included Shakespeare, and according to Coryate a ‘Fraternitie of Sirenaical Gentlemen’ met there ‘the first Friday of every Moneth’.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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