The Diary of John Evelyn, Esq., F.R.S.: To which are Added a Selection from His Familiar Letters and 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 4

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Page 58 - Women were not born to read authors, and censure the learned — to compare lives, and judge of virtues — to give rules of morality, and sacrifice to the muses. We are willing to acknowledge all time borrowed from family duties is mis-spent ; — the care of children's education, observing a husband's commands, assisting- the sick, relieving the poor, and being serviceable to our friends, are of sufficient weight to employ the most improved capacities amongst us.
Page 156 - I must give you the true state of my affairs, which if their condition be such as enforces me to give you more peremptory commands than I would willingly do, you must not take it ill. If York be lost, I shall esteem my crown little...
Page 167 - Windham told the king, that sir Thomas, his father, in the year 1636, a few days before his death, called to him his five sons. "My children...
Page 57 - Grenada," a play so full of ideas that the most refined romance I ever read is not to compare with it: love is made so pure, and valour so nice, that one would imagine it designed for an Utopia rather than our stage.
Page 80 - ... poor queen ready for her grave, necessitated to depart hence, having no place of residence in this world left her, but where the courtesy of her hard fortune assigned it. She had been the only stately and magnificent woman of Europe : wife to the greatest king that ever lived in France ; mother unto one king and unto two queens.
Page 156 - York be relieved, and you beat the rebels' armies of both kingdoms which are before it, then, but otherwise not, I may possibly make a shift, upon the defensive, to spin out time until you come to assist me: Wherefore I...
Page 223 - Louyse were there as guests, after super was dancing this (till) three a clock, my little Nephue was at the super and sett verie still all the time : those States that were there were verie much taken with him. the King of Sueden with his army is within an houres going from Kunisberg with twenty thousand men, most horse, the Elector is in the 1 The proposed peace between Poland and Sweden was of rery short duration.
Page 112 - Ireland will never be done in the way that you are in ; four hundred will never do that work ; it must be put in the hands of one. If I were trusted with it, I would pawn my head to end that work. And though I am a beggar myself, yet (speaking with a strong asseveration) I can find moueye for that.
Page 207 - ... their end, and then they will care no more for you. I am also informed y...
Page 156 - I command, and conjure you, by the duty and affection which I know you bear me, that, all new enterprises laid aside, you immediately march, according to your first intention, with all your force to the relief of York : but if that be either lost or have freed themselves from the besiegers, or that for want of powder you cannot undertake that work, that you immediately march with your whole strength...

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