Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, with a life and notes by Richard lord Braybrooke, deciphered, with additional notes, by M. Bright, Band 4

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Seite 63 - Everybody endeavouring to remove their goods, and flinging into the river or bringing them into lighters that lay off; poor people staying in their houses as long as till the very fire touched them, and then running into boats, or clambering from one pair of stairs by the water-side to another.
Seite 67 - ... in corners and upon steeples and between churches and houses, as far as we could see up the hill of the city, in a most horrid, malicious, bloody flame, not like the fine flame of an ordinary fire.
Seite 63 - So I was called for, and did tell the King and Duke of York what I saw; and that, unless his Majesty did command houses to be pulled down, nothing could stop the fire. They seemed much troubled, and the King commanded me to go to my Lord Mayor from him, and command him to spare no houses, but to pull down before the fire every way.
Seite 205 - But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many.
Seite 361 - 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.
Seite 64 - ... we were in great trouble and disturbance at this fire, not knowing what to think of it. However, we had an extraordinary good dinner, and as merry as at this time we could be.
Seite 63 - Chapel, where people come about me, and I did give them an account dismayed them all, and word was carried in to the King.
Seite 215 - I was witness of. the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and Mazarine, &c., a French boy singing love songs, in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty 50 of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at basset round a large table, a bank of at least 2000 in gold before them ; upon which two gentlemen who were with me made reflections with astonishment. Six days after, was all in the dust.
Seite 218 - Stewart, very fine, with her locks done up with puffes, as my wife calls them : and several other great ladies had their hair so, though I do not like it ; but my wife do mightily — but it is only because she sees it is the fashion.
Seite 389 - 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.

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