What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
acquaintance Anbr Anno Domini annum Anthony Wood argent Aubr Aubrey gives Aubrey's Ben Johnson bishop of Sarum booke borne brother buried Christopher Wren church Clark's Wood's College countrey daughter dayes Dnpl donne Dupl dyed earl Edition Edward Elias Ashmole England father fellow Fitz-ale Francis gentleman gives in trick gott gules hath heard Herefordshire himselfe honoured howse ingeniose inscription Ireland John Pell John Wallis King Charles King's knight lady Latin Laurence Rooke learned letter lived London lord majestie maried Memorandum natus neer never obiit Oxford Oxon Parliament Philip printed putt quaere remember Richard Robert Royall Societie sayd sayes scholar scil Seth Ward severall Sir Henry Sir John Sir John Aubrey Sir Thomas Sir Walter Raleigh Sir William sonne Subst supra thinke told trick the coat Trinity twas verses vide vols Westminster wife witt Wood F writing writt wrote young
Page 226 - His father was a Butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's Trade, but when he kill'da Calfe he would doe it in a high style, and make a Speech.
Page 171 - At Oxford (and I believe at Cambridge) the rod was frequently used by the tutors and deans ; and Dr. Potter, of Trinity college, I knew right well, whipped his pupil with his sword by his side, when he came to take his leave of him to go to the inns of. court.
Page 226 - This William being inclined naturally to poetry and acting, came to London, I guess about eighteen, and was an actor at one of the playhouses, and did act exceedingly well : now Ben Jonson was never a good actor, but an excellent instructor.
Page 68 - Clarke (a mercer) sells silke etc. very like her father. The other sister is Mary, more like her mother. After dinner he used to walke 3 or 4 houres at a time he alwayes had a Garden where he lived: went to bed about 9.
Page 226 - Combes, an old rich usurer, was to be buryed, he makes there this extemporary epitaph, Ten in the hundred the Devill allowes, But Combes will have twelve, he sweares and vowes: If any one askes who lies in this tombe, 'Hoh!' quoth the Devill, 'Tis my John o Combe.
Page 188 - twas basely sayd of Sir WR, to talke of the anagramme of Dog? In his speech on the scaffold, I heard my cosen Whitney say (and I thinke 'tis printed) that he spake not one word of Christ, but of the great and incomprehensible God, with much zeale and adoration, so that he concluded he was an a-christ, not an atheist.
Page 12 - James's time, I have heard my uncle Danvers say (who knew him) that he lived without Temple Barre, at a Combe-maker's shop, about the Elephant and Castle. In his later time he lived in Westminster, in the house under which you passe as you goe out of the churchyard into the old palace; where he dyed.
Page 227 - Shadwell (who is counted the best comoedian we have now) say, that he had a most prodigious witt, and did admire his naturall parts beyond all other dramaticall writers. He was wont to say, that he never blotted out a line in his life ; sayd Ben Jonson, " I wish he had blotted out a thousand.