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Illarsá, Charles

THE

CLUBS OF LONDON;

WITH

ANECDOTES OF THEIR MEMBERS,

SKETCHES OF CHARACTER,

AND

CONVERSATIONS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

1828.

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THE

CLUBS OF LONDON,

,

&c.

VOL. II.

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THE

CLUBS OF LONDON.

THE BEEF-STEAK CLUB.

Who has not heard of the Sublime Society of the Beef-Steaks? Of this Club, British in heart, character, and humour, a true conservatory of our national good-nature and mirth, I never met with an authentic account. Some antiquarians haye confounded its ancient history with the Beef-Steaks Club mentioned in the Spectator, founded, it was said, by Tom Estcourt, the player, and of which Peg Woffington was the president. Nor let it be mistaken, as it sometimes is, for the

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