A good cigar is a smoke
U 15.2897-8: (he belches) And suck my thumping good Stock Exchange cigar while I read the Licensed Victualler's Gazette.
But these cigars weren’t the exclusive preserve of the Stock Exchange Cigar Company. In 1895 the magazine Forest and Stream (vol. 44, p. 360) was offering "100 Armstrong Stock Exchange cigars" as second prize in a competition, and in 1905 Robert E. Lane sold “Stock Exchange Cigars […] made of Finest Vuelta Abajo Tobacco” from his ‘headquarters’ at No. 6 Wall Street (World, 26 October). Joyce introduces the name to add lustre to the champagne lifestyle of Bello’s cruel and dreamlike existence.
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