Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S.: From His Ms. Cypher in the Pepysian Library, with a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. Deciphered, with Additional Notes, by Rev. Mynors Bright ...

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Bickers and son, 1876
 

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Página 411 - In Covent Garden to-night, going to fetch home my wife, I stopped at the great Coffee-house 1 there, where I never was before : where Dryden, the poet, I knew at Cambridge, and all the wits of the town, and Harris the player, and Mr. Hoole, of our College. And, had I had time then, or could at other times, it will be good coming thither, for there, I perceive, is very witty and pleasant discourse.
Página 51 - To the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummer Night's Dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life.
Página 273 - Stewart in this dress, with her hat cocked and a red plume, with her sweet eye, little Roman nose, and excellent taille, is now the greatest beauty I ever saw, I think, in my life; and, if ever woman can, do exceed my Lady Castlemaine, at least in this dress; nor do I wonder if the King changes, which I verily believe is the reason of his coldness to my Lady Castlemaine.
Página 180 - Very merry at, before, and after dinner, and the more for that my dinner was great, and most neatly dressed by our own only maid. We had a fricasee of rabbits and chickens, a leg of mutton boiled, three carps in a dish, a great dish of a side of lamb, a dish of roasted pigeons, a dish of four lobsters, three tarts, a lamprey pie (a most rare pie), a dish of anchovies, good wine of several sorts, and all things mighty noble and to my great content.
Página 252 - I ever saw, and good. This very house was built by the blind beggar of Bednall Green, so much talked of and sang in ballads ; but they say it was only some of the outhouses of it.
Página 333 - King tends her, being so ill. She tells us that the Queen's sickness is the spotted fever ; that she was as full of the spots as a leopard : which is very strange that it should be no more known ; but perhaps it is not so. And that the King do seem to take it much to heart, for that he hath wept before her ; but, for all that, that he hath not missed one night, since she was sick, of supping\ with my Lady Castlemaine...
Página 158 - Hall, we being all invited thither, and promised to dine there, where we were led into the Theatre ; and by and by comes the reader, Dr.
Página 259 - It being told that my Lord Buckhurst was there, my Lord asked whether it was that Buckhurst that was lately tried for robbery ; and when answered Yes, he asked whether he had so soon forgot his deliverance at that time, and that it would have more become him to have been at his prayers, begging God's forgiveness, than now running into such courses again.
Página 340 - The laudable use of forks, Brought into custom here, as they are in Italy, To the sparing of napkins: that, that should have made Your bellows go at the forge, as his at the furnace.
Página 114 - ... was, and great pleasure to see. Then to country dances; the King leading the first, which he called for; which was, says he, 'Cuckolds all awry,

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