The History of Leith

June 7, 2012

The Pious CLUB

The Pious CLUB was composed of respectable
and orderly business-men who met every night,
Sundays not excepted, in the Pie-house—hence their
name, a play upon the words. We are told that
” the agreeable uncertainty as to whether their
name arose from their piety or the circumstance of
their eating pies, kept the club hearty for many
years.”
Fifteen members constituted a full night, a gill of
toddy to each was served out like wine from a decanter,
and they were supposed to separate at ten
o’clock.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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