Royalty Restored Or London Under Charles II: In 2 Volumes. I-II

Portada
 

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Pasajes populares

Página 70 - ... there is a comical part done by Nell, which is Florimell, that I never can hope ever to see the like done again, by man or woman. The King and Duke of York were at the play. But so great performance of a comical part was never, I believe, in the world before as Nell do this, both as a mad...
Página 300 - I was witness of. the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and Mazarine, &c., a French boy singing love songs, in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty 50 of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at basset round a large table, a bank of at least 2000 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 228 - you are not so kind to the Duke of York of late as you used to be.' < Not I ? ' says the King : ' why so ? '— ' Why,' says he, ' if you are, let us drink his health.
Página 77 - They have signed and sealed ten thousand pounds a year more to the Duchess of Cleveland, who has likewise near ten thousand pounds a year out of the new farm of the country excise of Beer and Ale, five thousand pounds a year out of the Post Office, and, they say, the reversion of all the King's leases, the reversion of all places in the Custom House, the green wax, and indeed, what not? All promotions, spiritual and temporal, pass under her cognizance.
Página 27 - ... neither the Judges nor any present at the trial did believe him guilty, but that he was a poor distracted wretch weary of his life, and chose to part with it this way.
Página 300 - ... the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, 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 2000 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 113 - This being the second year he had forborne, and put it off, and within a day of the Parliament sitting, who had lately made so severe an Act against the increase of Popery, gave exceeding grief and scandal to the whole nation, that the heir of it, and the son of a martyr for the Protestant religion, should apostatize.
Página 252 - A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected, which (my former notes leing lost) I have, at the instance of a powerful friend.
Página 87 - This duchess, says she, pretends to be a person of quality : she says she is related to the best families in France : whenever any person of distinction dies, she puts herself in mourning. — If she be a lady of such quality, why does she demean herself to be a courtesan ? She ought to die with shame. As for me, it is my profession : I do not pretend to any thing better.
Página 219 - But thus discovered, they, as soon as they could, got to their horses ; but as many of the Faire as had horses got up with their wives, children...

Información bibliográfica