The life of Edward earl of Clarendon, written by himself

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Page 629 - Yet they who had committed their goods to some lesser vaults, at a distance from that greater, had better fortune ; and having learned from the second ruin of their friends to have more patience, attended till the rain fell, and extinguished the fire in all places, and cooled the air : and then they securely opened the doors, and received all from thence that they had there.
Page 620 - The fire and the wind continued in the same excess all Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday till afternoon, and flung and scattered brands burning into all quarters ; the nights more terrible than the days, and the light the same, the light of the fire supplying that of the sun.
Page 786 - After two hours' discourse, the king rose without The k1ng saying any thing, but appeared not well pleased in with all that had been said ; and the duke of York" found he was offended with the last part of it. The garden, that used to be private, had now many in it to observe the countenance of the king when he came out of the room : and when the chancellor returned, the lady, the lord Arlington, and Mr. May, looked together out of her open window with great gaiety and triumph, which all people observed.
Page 623 - ... which were unhurt, had forsaken their houses, and carried away all that was portable : insomuch as many days passed, before they were enough in their wits and in their houses to fall to their occupations; and those parts of the town which God had spared and preserved were many hours without any thing to eat, as well as they who were in the fields. And yet it can hardly be conceived, how great a supply of all kinds was brought from all places within four and twenty hours.
Page 779 - ... by the physicians to be in any danger ; and within less than three days died : which was so sudden, unexpected, and irreparable a loss, that he had not courage to support ; which nobody wondered at who knew the mutual satisfaction and comfort they had in each other. And he might possibly have sunk under it, if his enemies had not found out a new kind of consolation to him, which his friends could never have thought of. Within...
Page 683 - ... whilst the other house sat, and drew the eyes of the kingdom upon them, as the only vigilant people for their good.
Page 627 - ... and chose to part with it this way. Certain it is, that upon the strictest examination that could be afterwards made by the King's command, and then by the diligence of...
Page 614 - Oxford, sent for the queen and all the family to come to Whitehall: so that before the end of March the streets were as full, the exchange as much crowded, and the people in all places as numerous, as they had ever been...
Page 830 - the state of affairs when the war was entered into " with the Dutch, from which time neither crown " much considered their making an alliance with
Page 591 - ... bloodsuckers, extortioners, and loaded them with all the reproaches which can be cast upon the worst men in the world, and would have them looked upon as the causes of all the king's necessities, and of the want of monies throughout the kingdom : all which was a plausible argument, as all invectives against particular men are ; and all men who had faculties of depraving, and of making ill things appear worse than they are, were easily engaged with them. The bankers did not consist of above the...

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