Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn, F.R.S.: To which is Subjoined the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and Between Sir Edward Hyde, Afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, Volumen 1

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H. G. Bohn, 1862
 

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Página 260 - ... to recommend it. I am afraid that great numbers of those who admire the incomparable Hudibras, do it more on account of these doggerel rhymes than of the parts that really deserve admiration. I am sure I have heard the ' Pulpit, drum ecclesiastic, Was beat with fist, instead of a stick;* and ' There was an ancient sage philosopher Who had read Alexander Ross over,' more frequently quoted, than the finest pieces of wit in the whole poem.
Página 260 - Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Charles Montagu, and niece of Henry Earl of Manchester. She married Sir Christopher Hatton — made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles I., who, on the 20th of July, 1643, created him Baron Hatton, of Kirby, for his devotion to the Royal cause. After the Restoration, he was sworn of the Privy Council, and appointed governor of Guernsey. He died in 1670. 3 Immortalised in Butler's couplet : " There was an ancient sage Philosopher, Who had read Alexander...
Página xxxv - Faith in Jesus Christ. Living in an age of extraordinary Events and Revolutions, he learnt, as himself asserted, this truth, which pursuant to his intention, is here declared, — "That all is Vanity, which is not Honest, and that there is no solid Wisdom but in real Piety.
Página 355 - House, the Chirurgeons cause the sick to be brought or led up to the throne, where they kneeling, the King strokes their faces or cheekes with both his hands at once, at which instant a Chaplaine in his formalities says, ' He put his hands upon them and he healed them.
Página 353 - ... running with wine; the Mayor, Aldermen, and all the Companies, in their liveries, chains of gold, and banners; Lords and Nobles, clad in cloth of silver, gold and velvet; the windows and balconies, all set with ladies; trumpets, music, and myriads of people flocking, even so far as from Rochester, so as they were seven hours in passing the city, even from two in the afternoon till nine at night.
Página 4 - ... them title both to the place and the affections of all that know them. Thus, with the poet: Nescio quA natale solum dulcedine cunctos Ducit, et immemores non sinit esse sui.
Página 354 - I stood in the Strand and beheld it, and blessed God. And all this was done without one drop of blood shed, and by that very army which rebelled against him : but it was the Lord's doing, for such a restoration was never mentioned in any history, ancient or modern, since the return of the Jews from their Babylonish captivity ; nor so joyful a day and so bright ever seen in this nation, this happening when to expect or effect it was past all human policy.
Página 375 - He wrote against Popery, and embraced it ; he was a zealous opposer of the Court, and a sacrifice for it...
Página 315 - The soldiers had lately knocked off most of the brasses from the grave-stones, so as few inscriptions were left ; they told us that these men went in with axes and hammers, and shut themselves in, till they had rent and torn off some barge-loads of metal, not sparing even the monuments of the dead ; so hellish an avarice possessed them : besides which, they exceedingly ruined the city.
Página 410 - I went to St. James's Parke, where I saw various animals, and examined the throate of the Onocratylus or Pelican, a fowle betweene a Stork and a Swan; a melancholy waterfowl brought from Astracan by the Russian Ambassador, it was diverting to see how he would toss up and turn a flat fish, plaice or flounder, to get it right into its gullet at its lower beak, which being filmy, stretches to a prodigious wideness when it devours a great fish.

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