Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq., F.R.S., Author of the "Sylva," &c., &c: Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6, and a Selection of His Familiar Letters

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G.P. Putnam, 1870 - 783 páginas
 

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Página 322 - Europe, as not long before repaired by the late king) now rent in pieces, flakes of vast stone split asunder, and nothing remaining entire but the inscription in the architrave, showing by whom it was built, which had not one letter of it defaced.
Página 98 - IMP. CAES. FL. CONSTANTINO MAXIMO PF AVGVSTO SPQR QVOD INSTINCTV DIVINITATIS MENTIS MAGNITVDINE CVM EXERCITV SVO TAM DE TYRANNO QVAM DE OMNI EIVS FACTIONE VNO TEMPORE IVSTIS REMPVBLICAM VLTVS EST ARMIS ARCVM TRIVMPHIS INSIGNEM DICAVIT.
Página 260 - Westminster: but it was the joyfullest funeral I ever saw; for' there were none that cried but dogs, which the soldiers hooted away with a barbarous noise, drinking and taking tobacco in the streets as they went.
Página 318 - The fire having continued all this night (if I may call that night which was light as day for ten miles round about, after a dreadful manner) when conspiring with a fierce Eastern wind in a very...
Página 318 - I know not by what despondency or fate, they hardly stirred to quench it, so that there was nothing heard or seen but crying out and lamentation, running about like distracted creatures without at all attempting to save even their goods, such a strange consternation there was upon them ; so as it burned both in breadth and length the churches, public halls, Exchange, hospitals, monuments and ornaments...
Página 246 - I went to London, where Dr. Wild preached the funeral sermon of Preaching, this being the last day ; after which, Cromwell's proclamation was to take place, that none of the Church of .England should dare either to preach, or administer Sacraments, teach school, &c., on pain of imprisonment, or exile.
Página 467 - I was witness of ; the king sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleaveland, and Mazarine, &c. ; a French boy singing love songs in that glorious gallery; whilst about twenty of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at Basset round a large table — a bank of at least £2,000 in gold before them — upon which, two gentlemen, who were with me, made reflections with astonishment. Six days after was all in the dust...
Página 320 - ... demolition beyond all expression for several miles about the country. At my return I was infinitely concerned to find that goodly church St. Paul's now a sad ruin, and that beautiful portico (for structure comparable to any in Europe, as not long before...
Página 432 - The King came in at the latter end, just as the Ambassador was going away. In this manner was this slave (for he was no more at home...
Página 501 - Herbert declared on the bench, that the government of England was entirely in the King ; that the Crown was absolute ; that penal laws were powers lodged in the Crown to enable the King to force the execution of the law, but were not bars to bind the King's power; that he could pardon all offences against the law, and forgive the penalties, and why could he not dispense with them ; by which the Test was abolished? Every one was astonished.

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