Tinder in the 19th Century
The Rev. Joshua King, called in, and examined.
“You are clergyman of the parish of Bethnal-green?”“The rector of that parish.”…"Is the manner in which those houses are conducted particularly disorderly?"“I have reason to believe it is; the Seven Stars and Three Sugar Loaves are a receptacle for suspicious characters, at hours when all other public-houses are closed; and at the Sun, a club significantly termed a cock and hen club, has been, and I believe still is held.”“In which boys and girls meet?”“Yes, and get drunk and debauch one another.”