Diary of Samuel Pepys: F. R. S., Secretary to the Admiralty Inthe Reigns of Charles II & James II. The Diary Deciphered, Volumen 1

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Página ii - WILL BE PLEASED TO SEND FREELY TO ALL APPLICANTS A LIST OF THE PUBLISHED AND PROJECTED VOLUMES TO BE COMPRISED UNDER THE FOLLOWING TWELVE HEADINGS...
Página 290 - 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 160 - Now, after all this, I can say that, besides the pleasure of the sight of these glorious things, I may now shut my eyes against any other objects, nor for the future trouble myself to see things of state and showe, as being sure never to see the like again in this world.
Página 470 - MY mind to me a kingdom is ; Such perfect joy therein I find As far exceeds all earthly bliss That God or nature hath assigned ; Though much I want that most would have, Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
Página 137 - the first time it hath been acted these twenty years, and it takes exceedingly. Besides, I see the gallants do begin to be tyred with the vanity and pride of the theatre actors who are indeed grown very proud and rich.
Página 100 - I went out to Charing Cross to see Major-general Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered ; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could do in that condition.
Página 622 - I went forth, and walked towards Moorefields to see, God forgive my presumption ! whether I could see any dead corpse going to the grave; but, as God would have it, did not. But, Lord ! how every body's looks, and discourse in the street, is of death, and nothing else; and few people going up and down, that the town is like a place distressed and forsaken.
Página 452 - 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 444 - To the Tennis Court, and there saw the King play at tennis and others : but to see how the King's play was extolled, without any cause at all, was a loathsome sight, though sometimes, indeed, he did play very well, and deserved to be commended : but such open flattery is beastly.
Página 159 - Here we stayed upon the leads and below till it was late, expecting to see the fireworks, but they were not performed to-night : only the City had a light like a glory round about it, with bonfires.

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