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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... company, very well pleased,
and I too; it being the last dinner I intend to make a great while.
Three dinners within a fortnight. 3d. (Lord's day.) This day I
first begun to go forth in my coate and sword, as the manner now
among gentlemen is. In my way heard Mr. Thomas Fuller preach at the
Savoy upon our forgiving of other men's trespasses, shewing among
other things that we are to go to law never to revenge, but only to
repayre, which I think a good distinction. To White Hall; where I
staid to hear the trumpets and kettle-drums, and then the other
drums, which are much cried up, though I think it dull, vulgar
musick. So to Mr. Fox's unbidd;. where I had a good dinner and
special company. Among other discourse, I observed one story, how
my Lord of Northwich,1 at a public audience before the King of
France, made the Duke of Anjou cry, by making ugly faces as he was
stepping to the King, but undiscovered. And how Sir Phillip
Warwick's2 lady did wonder to have Mr. Darcy send for several dozen
bottles of Rhenish wine to her house, not knowing that the wine was
his. Thence to my Lord's; where I am told how Sir Tho 1 This story
relates to circumstances which had occurred many years previously.
George, Lord Goring, was sent by Charles I. as Ambassador
Extraord1nary to France in 1644, to witness the oath of Louis xiv.
to the observance of the treaties concluded with England by his
father, Louis xiii., and his grandfather, Henry iv. Louis xiv. took
this oath I at Ruel, on the 3d July, 1644, when he was not yet six
years of age, and when his brother Philippe, then called Duke of
Anjou, was not four years old. Shortly after his return home, Lord
Goring was created, in September, 1644, Earl of Norwich, the title
by which he is here mentioned....
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