Pleasures of Disputation
New Monthly Magazine
Bemoans the endless debating in clubs of rules and regulations. Observes: 'I have known a philosophical club to be dispersed the first night of meeting by an intemperate debate, whether coffee or negus were to be handed about for refreshment'. Describes the debating clubs once common at the 'Crown and Rolls Rooms in Chancery-Lane', including the 'Academics'—apparently a reference to the Academical Society.
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