Diary ... extending from 1648 to 1679, arranged by C. Severn


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Página 173 - Then to advise how war may best, upheld, Move by her two main nerves, iron and gold, In all her equipage; besides, to know Both spiritual power and civil, what each...
Página 47 - A parliament member, a justice of peace, " At home a poor scare-crow, at London an asse, '' If lowsie is Lucy, as some volke miscalle it, " Then Lucy is lowsie whatever befall it : " He thinks himself greate, " Yet an asse in his state, " We allowe by his ears but with asses to mate, " If Lucy is lowsie, as some volke miscalle it, " Sing lowsie Lucy, whatever befall it.
Página 73 - Witty above her sexe, but that's not all, Wise to Salvation was good Mistris Hall, Something of Shakespeare was in that, but this Wholy of him with whom she's now in blisse..
Página 51 - There is one instance so singular in the magnificence of this patron of Shakspeare's, that if I had not been assured that the story was handed down by Sir William D'Avenant, who was probably very well acquainted with his affairs, I should not have ventured to have inserted; that my Lord Southampton at one time gave him a thousand pounds, to enable him to go through with a purchase which he heard he had a mind to.
Página 70 - Good frend for lesvs sake forbeare. To digg the dvst encloased heare ; Blese be y man y' spares thes stones And cvrst be he y
Página 72 - Olympus habet. Stay passenger, why goest thou by so fast? Read, if thou canst, whom envious death hath plast Within this monument; Shakespeare with whome Quick nature dide; whose name doth deck ys tombe Far more than cost; sith all yt he hath writt Leaves living art but page to serve his witt.
Página 183 - I have heard that Mr Shakespeare was a natural wit, without any art at all; he frequented the plays all his younger time...
Página 94 - Arundel, in 1580s; but this can hardly be true for that nobleman died in 1579. Stow says that coaches were not used in England until 1555, when Walter Rippon made a coach for the Earl of Rutland, which was the first ever made in England*.
Página 71 - ... in a sitting attitude, one holding a spade, and the other, whose eyes are closed, bearing with the left hand an inverted torch, and resting the right upon a chapless skull.
Página 54 - I promise you I will make use of it, for I have heard, indeed, of some that have gone to London very meanly and have come in time to be exceeding wealthy.

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