Chapter: English Literature During The Restoration And The Eighteenth Century
I was puzzled, upon reading the beginning of this play, by the stage direction that Scene I took place in a "chocolate house." This is accompanied by no explanation or even a footnote in the Norton, so I had to turn to the internet. Apparently, this may have been a sort of "gentleman's club" in 1700. It may also have been delicious.
Author: William Congreve • • Year: 1700 • Info:Wikipedia