Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S.,from His Ms. Cypher in the Pepysian Library, Volume 7

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Page 268 - and said no more, but repeated those words continually, with a voice and countenance full of horror, a swift pace, and nobody could ever find him to stop, or rest, or take any sustenance, at least, that ever I could hear 'of. I met this poor creature several times in the streets, and would have...
Page 23 - I find that Mrs. Pierce' s little girl is my Valentine, she having drawn me; which I was not sorry for, it easing me of something more that I must have given to others...
Page 173 - It is payable at twenty days — when the days are out, we will pay you ; " and those that are not so, they make tell over their money, and make their bags false, on purpose to give cause to retell it, and so spend time.
Page 115 - To Westminster; in the way meeting many milkmaids with their garlands upon their pails, dancing with a fiddler before them ; and saw pretty Nelly standing at her lodgings' door in Drury-lane in her smock sleeves and bodice, looking upon one : she seemed a mighty pretty creature.
Page 213 - Home, and there find my wife making of tea ; a drink which Mr. Pelling, the Potticary, tells her is good for her cold and defluxions. To Sir W. Batten's, to see how he did ; and he is better than he was. He told me how Mrs. Lowther had her train held up yesterday by her page, at his house in the country ; which is ridiculous.2 Mr.
Page 241 - It is strange how every body do no\va-days reflect upon Oliver, and commend him, what brave things he did, and made all the neighbour princes fear him...
Page 273 - Bellasses so much, that it is feared he will die. And finding himself severely wounded, he called to Tom Porter, and kissed him, and bade him shift for himself; 'for/ says he, ' Tom, thou hast hurt me ; but I will make shift to stand on my legs till thou mayest withdraw, and the world not take notice of thee ; for I would not have thee troubled for what thou hast done.
Page 267 - And this brought it into my mind, that they managed their retreat down this difficult passage, with all their fear, better than we could do ourselves in the main sea, when the Duke of Albemarle ran away from the Dutch, when the Prince was lost, and the Royal Charles and the other great ships came on ground upon the Galloper. Thus, in all things, in wisdom, courage, force, knowledge of our own streams, and success, the Dutch have the best of us, and do end the war with victory on their side.
Page 263 - King the necessity of having, at least, a show of religion in the Government, and sobriety ; and that it was that, that did set up and keep up Oliver, though he was the greatest rogue in the world.
Page 299 - Cocke's boys, whose voices are broke, and are gone from the Chapel, but have extraordinary skill ; and they and my boy, with his broken voice, did sing three parts ; their names were Blaew and Loggings ; but, notwithstanding their skill, yet to hear them sing with their broken voices, which they could not command to keep in tune, would make a man mad — so bad it was.

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