The Diary of John Evelyn, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 1906 - Great Britain - 540 pages

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Page 253 - ... 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...
Page 259 - This report did so terrify, that on a sudden there was such an uproar and tumult that they ran from their goods, and, taking what weapons they could come at...
Page 257 - Europe, as not long before repair'd by the king,) now rent in pieces, flakes of vast stone split asunder, and nothing remaining intire but the inscription in the architrave, shewing by whom it was built, which had not one letter of it defac'd.
Page 331 - It was universally reported that the fair lady , was bedded one of these nights, and the stocking flung, after the manner of a married bride ; I acknowledge she was for the most part in her undress all day, and that there was fondness and toying with that young wanton; nay...
Page 397 - I cannot tell all my own sorrows without adding to yours ; and the causes of my real sadness in your loss are so just and so reasonable, that I can no otherwise comfort you but by telling you, that you have very great cause to mourn : so certain it is that grief does propagate as fire does.
Page 107 - 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.
Page 149 - ... strung on white ribbon on his arm, delivers them one by one to his Majesty, who puts them about the necks of the touched as they pass, whilst the first chaplain repeats, " That is the true light who came into the world.
Page 258 - ... burning in stench, and dark clouds of smoke; so that in five or six miles traversing about, I did not see one load of timber unconsumed, nor many stones but what were calcined white as snow.
Page 253 - ... shrieking of women and children, the hurry of people, the fall of towers, houses, and churches was like an hideous storm, and the air all about so hot and inflamed, that at last one was not able to approach it ; so that they were forced to stand still and let the flames burn on, which they did for near two miles in length and one in breadth.
Page 258 - Sir Thomas Gresham's statue, though fallen from its niche in the Royal Exchange, remained entire, when all those of the kings since the Conquest were broken to pieces.

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