Technically, we don’t know what they’re smoking. But, come on.

BY SEBASTIAN SMEE sebastian.smee@washpost.com
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Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastleupon-Tyne (1623-1673), once wrote an allegory in which two young women discuss the merits of smoking. According to the first woman, inhaling tobacco “composeth the mind — it busies the thoughts — it settles...

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