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 Jonathan and David.Jonathan’s Arrows. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jonathan’s.
 
A noted coffee-house in Change Alley, described in the Tatler as the general mart of stock-jobbers.   1
   What is now called the Stock Exchange was called Jonathan’s.   2
        “Yesterday the brokers and others … came to a resolution that [the new building] instead of being called ‘New Jonathan’s,’ should be called ‘The Stock Exchange.’ … . The brokers then collected sixpence each, and christened the house with punch.”—Newspaper paragraph (July 15, 1773).
 


 Jonathan and David.Jonathan’s Arrows. 

 
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