Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reign of Charles II and James II.

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J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1855 - Great Britain

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Page 16 - And it is an excellent play ; the more I see it, the more I love the wit of it; only the business of abusing the Puritans begins to grow stale, and of no use, they being the people that, at last, will be found the wisest.
Page 117 - I love my love with an A, because he is so and so : and I hate him with an A, because of this and that : " " and some of them, but particularly the Duchess herself, and my Lady Castlemayne, were very witty.
Page 261 - ... of blue satin, led by two of the girls, and she in blue, with an apron green, and petticoat yellow, all of sarsnet, led by two of the boys of the house, through Cheapside to Guildhall Chapel, where they were married by the Dean of St. Paul's, she given by my Lord Mayor. The wedding-dinner, it seems, was kept in the Hospital Hall, but the great day will be to-morrow, St.
Page 181 - And thus ends all that I doubt I shall ever be able to do with my own eyes in the keeping of my Journal, I being not able to do it any longer, having done now so long as to undo my eyes almost every time that I take a pen in my hand...
Page 94 - But it was pleasant to see Beeston come in with others, supposing it to be dark, and yet he is forced to read his part by the light of the candles : and this I observing to a gentleman that sat by me, he was mightily pleased therewith, and spread it up and down.
Page 87 - ... brought up, one dish after another, but a dish at a time, but all so good: but, above all things, the variety of wines and excellent of their kind I had for them, and all in so good order, that they were mightily pleased, and myself full of content at it ; and indeed it was, of a dinner of about six or eight dishes, as noble as any man need to have, I think ; at least, all was done in the noblest manner that ever I had any, and I have rarely seen in my life better anywhere else, even at the Court.
Page 13 - Holben's, thinking to have bought it by the help of Mr. Pierce for a little money : I did think to give 200/. for it, it being said to be worth 1000/.; but it is so spoiled that I have no mind to it, and is not a pleasant though a good picture.
Page 282 - Lady indeed,' (said the gentleman,) 'but I see her in blood.' Whereupon my Lord Newborough laughed at him: and all the company going out of the room, we parted: and I believe none of us thought more of the matter; I am sure I did not. My wife was at that time perfectly well in health, and looked as well as ever she did in her life. In the beginning of the next month she fell ill of the smallpox: she was always very apprehensive of that disease, and used to say, if she ever had it she should dye of...
Page 80 - I usually fall into presently after my coming into the bed, I found she did not prepare to come to bed, but got fresh candles, and more wood for her fire, it being mighty cold, too. At this being troubled, I after a while prayed her to come to bed ; so, after an hour or two, she silent, and I now and then praying her to come to bed, she fell out into a fury, that I was a rogue, and false to her.
Page 65 - The house infinite full, but the prologue most silly, and the play, though admirable, yet no pleasure almost in it, because just the very same design, and words, and sense, and plot, as every one of his plays have, any one of which alone would be held admirable, whereas so many of the same design and fancy do but dull one another ; and this, I perceive, is the sense of every body else as well as myself, who therefore showed but little pleasure in it.

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