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ing the prisoners-at-war in my custody at Leeds Castle, and taking off his Majesty's extraordinary charge, having called before us the French and Dutch agents. The Peace was now proclaimed, in the usual form, by the heralds-atarms.
251h August. After evening service, I went to visit Mr. Vaughan,1 who lay at Greenwich, a very wise and learned person, one of Mr. Selden's executors and intimate friends.
27iA. Visited the Lord Chancellor, to whom his Majesty had sent for the seals a few days before; I found him in his bed-chamber, very sad. The Parliament had accused him, and he had enemies at Court, especially the buffoons and ladies of pleasure, because he thwarted some of them, and stood in their way; I could name some of the chief. The truth is, he made few friends during his grandeur among the royal sufferers, but advanced the old rebels. He was, however, though no considerable lawyer, one who kept up the form and substance of things in the Nation with more solemnity than some would have had. He was my particular kind friend, on all occasions. The Cabal, however, prevailed, and that party in Parliament. Great division at Court concerning bim, and divers great persons interceding for him.
28th. I dined with my late Lord Chancellor, where also dined Mr. Ashburnham, and Mr. W. Legge, of the Bedchamber;* his Lordship pretty well in heart, though now many of his friends and sycophants abandoned him.
In the afternoon, to the Lords Commissioners for money, and thence to the audience of a .Russian Envoy in the Queen's presence-chamber, introduced with much state, the soldiers, pensioners, and guards in their order. His letters of credence brought by his secretary in a scarf of sarsenet, their vests sumptuous, much embroidered with pearls. He delivered his speech in the Russ language, but without the
1 Afterward*, Lord Chief Justice.
1 John Aahhunilmm, Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles I. and Charles II. Colonel William Legge, Treasurer and Superintendent of the Ordnance, Member for Southampton, and father of the first Lord Dartmouth, filled the same poet. I'epvs describes him as "a pleasant man, and that hath seen much of the world, and more of the Court." lie was with Charles I. during the rebellion, and represented Sussex in Parliament. Another of the Ashburnhams filled the office of Cofferer. Pepya frequently allude! to both.
least action, or motion, of his body, which was immediately interpreted aloud by a German that spake good English: half of it consisted in repetition of the Czar's Titles, which were very haughty and oriental: the substance of the rest was, that he was only sent to see the King and Queen, and know how they did, with much compliment and frothy language. Then, they kissed their Majesties' hands, and went as they came; but their real errand was to get money.
29th August. We met at the Star-Chamber about exchange and release of prisoners.
7th September. Came Sir John Kiviet, to article with me about his brickwork.1
13/A. Betwixt the hours of twelve and one, was born my second daughter, who was afterwards christened Elizabeth.
19th. To London, with Mr. Henry Howard, of Norfolk, of whom I obtained the gift of his Arundelian Marbles, those celebrated and famous inscriptions Greek and Latin, gathered with so much cost and industry from Greece, by his illustrious grandfather, the magnificent Earl of Arundel, my noble friend whilst he lived. When I saw these precious monuments miserably neglected, and scattered up and down about the garden, and other parts of Arundel House, and how exceedingly the corrosive air of London impaired them, I procured him to bestow them on the University of Oxford. This he was pleased to grant me; and now gave me the key of the gallery, with leave to mark all those stones, urns, altars, etc., and whatever I found had inscriptions on them, that were not statues. This I did; and getting them removed and piled together, with those which were incrusted in the garden walls, I sent immediately letters to the ViceChancellor of what I had procured, and that if they esteemed it a service to the University (of which I had been a member), they should take order for their transportation.
This done, 21st, I accompanied Mr. Howard to his villa at Albury, where I designed for him the plot of his canal and garden, with a crypt' through the hill.
2ith. Returned to London, where I had orders to deliver the possession of Chelsea College (used as my prison during the war with Holland for such as were sent from the fleet
1 Ante, pp. 22, 24.
t Still in part remaining (1820), but (topped up at the further end.
to London) to our Society, as a gift of bis Majesty our founder.
8th Ortober. Came to dine with me Dr. Batlmrst, Dean of Wells, President of Trinity College, sent by the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, in the name both of him and the whole University, to thank me for procuring the Inscriptions, and to receive my directions what was to be done to show their gratitude to Mr. Howard.
11th. I went to see Lord Clarendon, late Lord Chancellor and greatest officer in England, in continual apprehension what the Parliament would determine concerning him.
17M. Came Dr. Barlow, Provost of Queen's College and Protobibliothecus of the Bodleian library, to take order about the transportation of the Marbles.
25 th. There were delivered to me two letters from the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, with the Decree of the Convocation, attested by the Public Notary, ordering four Doctors of Divinity and Law to acknowledge the obligation the University had to me for procuring the Marmora Arundeliana, which was solemnly done by Dr. Barlow,1 Dr. Jenkins,* Judge of the Admiralty, Dr. Lloyd, and Obadiah Walker,* of University College, who having made a large compliment from the University, delivered me the decree fairly written:
Gcsta venerabili domo Convocation^ Univcrsit*ti* (Hon.; . . 17. 1667. Quo die retulit ad Senatum Academicum Doroimis Yicerancellarius, quantum Universitas deberet singulari bcncvolcntia- Johnnnis Evelini Arniigeri, qui pro eA pictato qui Almam Mntrcni prom-quitur Don solum Suasuet Consilio apud inclvtum Herocm Henricum Howard, Ducia Norfolcic hteredcm, intercessit, ct Universitnti pretinsitrimum erudite antiquitatis theasurum Mannora Arundeliana largiretur; Bed egregium insuper in ijs colligcndis asserrandiaq; niiYiivit opi'rnm: Quapropter unanimi suUragio Venerabilia Doinus dccrelum est, ut cidem
Sublice gratia per delegates ad Honoratissimum Douiinum Henricuin
"Sot, "We intend also • noble inscription, in which sl«o honourable mention shall be made of yourself; but Mr. Vice-Chancellor eonnnands
1 Bishop of Lincoln.
1 Afterwards Sir Leoline Jenkins, Secretary of State. * Subsequently, head of that College, See ante, vol. i. pp. 257, 286 j also, see pott, under 1676, July; and 1686, ofay.
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me to tell you that that was not sufficient for your merits; but, that if your occasions would permit you to come down at the Act (when wa intend a dedication of our new Theatre), some other testimony should be given both of your own worth and affection to this your old Mother; for we are all very sensible that this great addition of learning and reputation to the University is due a: well to your industrious care for the University, and interest with my Lord Howard, as to his great nobleness and generosity of spirit.
"I am, Sir, your most humble servant,
"Obadiah Wauceb, Univ. ColL" ■
The Vice-Chancellor's letter to the same effect were too vainglorious to insert, with divers copies of verses that were also sent me. Their mentioning me in the inscription I totally declined, when I directed the titles of Mr. Howard, now made Lord, upon his Ambassage to Morocco.
These four doctors, having made me this compliment, desired me to carry and introduce them to Mr. Howard, at Arundel-House: which I did, Dr. Barlow (Provost of Queen's) after a short speech, delivering a larger letter of the University's thanks, which was written in Latin, expressing the great sense they had of the honour done them. After this compliment handsomely performed and as nobly received, Mr. Howard accompanied the Doctors to their coach. That evening, I supped with them.
26th October. My late Lord Chancellor was accused by Mr. Seymour in the House of Commons; and, in the evening, I returned home.
31st. My birth-day—blessed be God for all his mercies! I made the Royal Society a present of the Table of Veins, Arteries, and Nerves, which great curiosity I had caused to be made in Italy, out of the natural human bodies, by a learned physician, and the help of Veslingius (professor at Padua), from whence I brought them in 1646. For this I received the public thanks of the Society; and they are hanging up in their Repository with an inscription.
9th December. To visit the late Lord Chancellor.* I found
1 See ante, vol i. p. 224.
* This entry of the 9th December, 1667, is a mistake. Evelyn could not have visited the "late Lord Chancellor" on that day. Lord Clarradjn fled on Saturday, the 29th of November, 1667, and his letter icsigning the Chancellorship of the University of Oxford is dated from Calais on the 7th of December. That Evelyn's book is not, in every respect, strictly • diary, is shown by this and several similar passages