Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S.: From His Ms. Cypher in the Pepysian Library, with a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. Deciphered, with Additional Notes, by Rev. Mynors Bright ...
Bickers and son, 1877
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Page 209 - But that which did please me beyond anything in the whole world, was the wind-musique when the angel comes down ; which is so sweet that it ravished me, and indeed, in a word, did wrap up my soul so that it made me really sick, just as I have formerly been when in love with my wife...
Page 244 - Thence with Lord Brouncker to the Royall Society, where they were just done; but there I was forced to subscribe to the building of a College, and did give £40; and several others did subscribe, some greater and some less •sums; but several I saw hang off: and I doubt it will spoil the Society, for it breeds faction and ill-will, and becomes burdensome to some that cannot, or would not, do it.
Page 411 - Chronicle, to those in the diaries of Sir Samuel Romilly and of Haydon the painter. "Abroad with my wife," writes Pepys piously, " the first time that ever I rode in my own coach -, which do make my heart rejoice and praise God, and pray him to bless it to me, and continue it.
Page 445 - To the Duke of York's house, and saw "Twelfth Night," as it is now revived, but, I think, one of the weakest plays that ever I saw on the stage.
Page 435 - Princesse," 2 the first time I ever saw it; and it is a pretty good play, many good things being in it, and a good scene of a town on fire. We sat in an upper box, and the jade Nell come and sat in the next box; a bold merry slut, who lay laughing there upon people; and with a comrade of hers of the Duke's house, that come in to see the play.
Page 282 - ... to the King's playhouse, where the doors were not then open ; but presently they did open ; and we in, and find many people already come in, by private ways, into the pit, it being the first day of Sir Charles Sedley's new play, so long expected, " The Mulberry Garden,"2 of whom, being so reputed a wit, all the world do expect great matters.
Page 41 - House," that we could not get in, and so to the King's house : and there, going in, met with Knipp, and she took us up into the tireingrooms : and to the women's shift, where Nell was dressing herself, and was all unready, and is very pretty, prettier than I thought. And...
Page 183 - L'escholle des Filles, which I have bought in plain binding, avoiding the buying of it better bound, because I resolve, as soon as I have read it, to burn it, that it may not stand in the list of books, nor among them, to disgrace them, if it should be found.
Page 438 - ... at which, in dismay, I rose up, and with a few words she laid them down; and did by little and little, very sillily, let all the discourse fall ; and about two, but with much seeming difficulty, come to bed, and there lay well all night, and long in bed talking together, with much pleasure...