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(without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... tion about it, and (though in strictness it is due) not be able
to give a good account of it. Home with it, and there comes Captain
Taylor to me, and he and I did set even the business of the ship
Union lately gone for Tangier, wherein I hope to get DEGREES5o
more, for all which the Lord be praised. At noon home to dinner,
Mr. Hunt and his wife with us, and very pleasant. Then in the
afternoon I carried them home by coach, and I to Westminster Hall,
and thence to Gervas's, and there find I cannot prevail with Jane
to go forth with me, but though I took a good occasion of going to
the Trumpet she declined coming, which vexed me. Je avait grande
envie envers elk, avec vrai amour et passion. Thence home and to my
office till one in the morning, setting to rights in writing this
day's two accounts of Povy and Taylor, and then quietly to bed.
This day I had several letters from several places, of our bringing
in great numbers of Dutch ships. 1oth. Lay long, at which I am
ashamed, because of so many people observing it that know not how
late I sit up, and for fear of Sir W. Batten's speaking of it to
others, he having staid for me a good while. At the office all the
morning, where comes my Lord Brunkard with his patent in his hand,
and delivered it to Sir J. Minnes and myself, we alone being there
all the day, and at noon I in his coach with him to the 'Change,
where he set me down; a modest civil person he seems to be, but
wholly ignorant in the business of the Navy as possible, but I hope
to make a friend of him, being a worthy man. Thence after hearing
the great newes of so many Dutchmen being brought in to Portsmouth
and elsewhere, which it is expected will either put them upon
present revenge or despair, I with Sir W. Rider and Cutler to
dinner all alone to the Great J...
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