Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith, with a life and notes by Richard lord Braybrooke, Volume 1

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Page 109 - I did send for a cup of tee/ (a China drink) of which I never had drank before...
Page 113 - 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.
Page 1 - The condition of the State was thus : viz., the Rump, after being disturbed by my Lord Lambert, was lately returned to sit again. The officers of the Army all forced to yield. Lawson lies still in the river, and Monk is with his army in Scotland.
Page 124 - Moone, who is said to be the best actor in the world, lately come over with the King, and indeed it is the finest play-house, I believe^ that ever was in England.
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Page 362 - Castlemaine being publique, every day, to his great reproach; and his favouring of none at Court so much as those that are the confidants of his pleasure, as Sir H. Bennet and Sir Charles Barkeley; which, good God! put it into his heart to mend, before he makes himself too much contemned by his people for it!
Page 13 - Home from my office to my Lord's lodgings where my wife had got ready a very fine dinner — viz. a dish of marrow bones ; a leg of mutton ; a loin of veal ; a dish of fowl, three pullets, and two dozen of larks all in a dish ; a great tart, a neat's tongue, a dish of anchovies ; a dish of prawns and cheese.
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