Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn, F.R.S.: To which is Subjoined the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and Between Sir Edward Hyde, Afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, Volume 1

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G. Bell and sons, 1878

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Page 358 - House, the Chirurgeons cause the sick to be brought or led up to the throne, where they kneeling, the King strokes their faces or cheekes with both his hands at once, at which instant a Chaplaine in his formalities says, ' He put his hands upon them and he healed them.
Page 379 - He wrote against Popery, and embraced it. He was a zealous opposer of the Court, and a sacrifice for it : was conscientiously converted in the midst of his prosecution of Lord Strafford, and was most unconscientiously a prosecutor of Lord Clarendon.
Page 317 - The soldiers had lately knocked off most of the brasses from the grave-stones, so as few inscriptions were left ; they told us that these men went in with axes and hammers, and shut themselves in, till they had rent and torn off some barge-loads of metal, not sparing even the monuments of the dead ; so hellish an avarice possessed them : besides which, they exceedingly ruined the city.
Page 341 - As we went up to receive the sacrament, the miscreants held their muskets against us, as if they would have shot us at the altar, but yet suffered us to finish the office of communion, as perhaps not having instructions what to do in case they found us in that action.
Page 342 - Richard, to our inexpressible grief and affliction; five years and three days old only, but at that tender age a prodigy for wit and understanding ; for beauty of body a very angel ; for endowment of mind, of incredible and rare hopes.
Page 422 - The contagion still increasing, and growing now all about us, I sent my wife and whole family (two or three necessary servants excepted) to my brother's at Wotton, being resolved to stay at my house myself, and to look after my charge, trusting in the providence and goodness of God.
Page 26 - Keizer's or Emperor's Graft, which is an ample and long street, appearing like a city in a forest: the lime trees planted just before each house, and at the margin of that goodly aqueduct so curiously wharfed with Klincard brick, which likewise paves the streets, than which nothing can be more useful and neat. This part of Amsterdam is built and gained upon the main sea. supported by piles at an immense charge, and fitted for the most busy concourse of traffickers and people of commerce beyond any...
Page 300 - Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.
Page 263 - a man of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best speaker in the house of commons, and capable of bearing the chief ministry, as it was once thought he was very near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did.
Page 18 - She carried an hundred brass cannon, and was 1200 tons ; a rare sailer, the work of the famous Phineas Pett, inventor of the frigate-fashion of building, to this day practised. But what is to be deplored as to this vessel is, that it cost his Majesty the affections of his subjects, perverted by the malcontent...

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