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As indicated by Samuel Johnson's extraordinary word reference, Grub or Grubbe Street was an aggregate name for that once-over range north of the Old Street circuitous which was 'abundantly occupied by scholars of little histories, lexicons, and interim sonnets.' Such piddling work and mean creations he terms 'grubstreet', and he surely would have known that such a spot existed, close London, and that a large number of its occupants were to be sure battling journalists.
As of now said in reference to bars and brew (see London Court, here) Ben Jonson's face was likewise surely understood at the Miter Tavern, which picked up a notice in his Bartholomew Fair and again in Pepys journal for 18 September 1665. Here he alludes to one of a few visits 'to the Miter bar, in Wood Street, a place of the best note in London.' Together with Messrs Symons and Scobell, and their spouses, a Mr Vivion and the past 'minister to the Lady Protectress … a few of us tumbled to disable, a game that I never knew.' The popular diarist neglects to edify his perusers with regards to the way of the game, and tragically the bar tumbled to the flares precisely a year later bringing the mystery with it.
Today the guest to the court can't neglect to watch an arrangement of railed stairs diving underneath it, protected from the climate by an extensive iron overhang and unmistakably marked 'London Compter'. From 1555 until 1791 the compter – otherwise called a Wood Street Counter – was a little nearby lockup for the most part utilized for borrowers and other low-level guilty parties. Sufficiently expansive to suit up to 70 individuals, it was thoroughly separated along class lines, with various sides or segments marked "bosses" and "knights" and – for the most exceedingly terrible off – 'the opening'. Where you went relied on upon how flush you were at the season of your constrainment and what you could stand to pay.