Some articles on gin:
... in the number of drinking establishments, primarily due to the introduction of gin ... Gin was brought to England by the Dutch after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and became very popular after the government created a market for grain ... As thousands of gin-shops sprang up all over England, brewers fought back by increasing the number of alehouses ...
... The Dutch physician Franciscus Sylvius is credited with the invention of gin ... Gin emerged in England in varying forms as of the early 17th century, and at the time of the Restoration, enjoyed a brief resurgence ... the British throne with his wife Mary in what has become known as the Glorious Revolution, gin became vastly more popular, particularly in crude, inferior forms, where it was more likely to be ...
Famous quotes containing the words shops and/or gin:
“Now in contiguous drops the flood comes down,
Threatning with deluge this devoted town.
To shops in crowds the daggled females fly,
Pretend to cheapen goods, but nothing buy.”
—Jonathan Swift (16671745)
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
—Julius J. Epstein (19091952)