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Re: courtesy and smoking

Poster: Robert J Welenc <rjwelenc@erols.com>

>  Good gentles;
>This plant, by Columbus named
>tobacco, was cultivated by the Spanish in the 1530's,  was widely
used all
>over Europe shortly after the middle of the century, and by 1600 was
>pretty much over the entire known world, and was finally smoked in
>presence of Queen Elizibeth by Sir Walter Rawley (one of many
spellings he
>used).  It was a common sight to behold in any major metropolitan
city well
>within the period that is officially embraced by our society. 

Does this mean that we may apply the period solution instituted by 
Raleigh's manservant, and dump a bucket of water over those persons 
whom we fear are about to burst into flames?  ;)


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