Diary And Correspondence Of John Evelyn, F. R. S. (volume 2); To Which Is Subjoined The Private…

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byJohn Evelyn

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... his plantations of firs, elms, limes, &c, up his park, and in all other places and avenues. I persuaded him to bring his park so near as to comprehend his house within it; which he resolved upon, it being now near a mile to it. The water furnishing the fountains, is raised by a pretty engine, or very slight plain wheels, which likewise serve to grind his corn, from a small cascade of the canal, the invention of Sir Samuel Morlarid. In my Lord's house, and especially above the staircase, in the great hall and some of the chambers and rooms of state, are. paintings in fresco by Signor Verrio, being the first work which he did in England. 17 th October. My Lord Henry Howard coming this night to visit my Lord Chamberlain, and staying a day, would needs have me go with him to Norwich, promising to convey me back, after a day or two; this, as I could not refuse, I was not hard to be persuaded to, having a desire to see that famous scholar and physician, Dr. T. Browne, author of the Religio Medici and Vulgar Errors, now lately knighted.1 Thither, then, went my Lord and I alone, in his flying chariot with six horses; and, by the way, discoursing with me of several of his concerns, he acquainted me of his going to marry his eldest son to one of the King's natural daughters, by the Duchess of Cleveland; by which he reckoned he should come into; mighty favour. He also told me that, though he kept that idle creature, Mrs. B , and would leave 2200 a year to the son he had by her, he would never marry her,2 and that the King himself had cautioned him against it. All the world knows how he kept his promise, and I was sorry at heart to hear what now he confessed to me; and that a person and a family which I so much honoured for the sake of that noble and 1 Beside the work menti...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... his plantations of firs, elms, limes, &c, up his park, and in all other places and avenues. I persuaded him to bring his park so near...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217706355

ISBN - 13:9780217706353

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