Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S.,from His Ms. Cypher in the Pepysian Library, Volumen8

Dodd, Mead, 1884

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Página 303 - Bennet1 and her ladies ; and their dancing naked, and all the roguish things in the world. But, Lord ! what loose company was this, that I was in to-night, though full of wit ; and worth a man's being in for once, to know the nature of it, and their manner of talk, and lives.
Página 203 - But that which did please me beyond any thing 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; that...
Página 277 - But, Lord ! to see how this play of Sir Positive At-all in abuse of Sir Robert Howard do take, all the Duke's and every body's talk being of that, and telling more stories of him of the like nature, that it is now the town and country talk, and, they say, is most exactly true.
Página 303 - And here I first understood by their talk the meaning of the company that lately were called Bailers ; Harris telling how it was by a meeting of some young blades, where he was among them, and my Lady Bennett 2 and her ladies ; and there dancing naked, and all the roguish things in the world.
Página 5 - 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 tireing-rooms : and to the women's shift, where Nell was dressing herself, and was all unready, and is very pretty, prettier than I thought. And...
Página 126 - I began first to be able to bestow a play on myself, I do not remember that I saw so many by half of the ordinary 'prentices and mean people in the pit at 2s.
Página 172 - 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.
Página 132 - of some particular thing in the Wardrobe, which was of no great value ; but yet, as much as it was, it was of profit to the King and saving to his purse. The King answered to it with great indifferency, as a thing that it was no great matter whether it was done or no. Sir W. Coventry answered : " I see your Majesty do not remember the old English proverb, ' He that will not stoop for a pin, will never be worth a pound.
Página 117 - Couple,' which is but an ordinary play ; but only Nell's and Hart's mad parts are most excellently done, but especially hers ; which makes it a miracle to me to think how ill she do any serious part, as, the other day, just like a fool or changeling ; and, in a mad part, do beyond all imitation almost.

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