Diary of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the Admirality in the Reigns of Charles II & James II.

J. M. Dent & Company, 1906

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Seite 88 - Everybody endeavouring to remove their goods, and flinging into the river or bringing them into lighters that lay off; poor people staying in their houses as long as till the very fire touched them, and then running into boats, or clambering from one pair of stairs by the water-side to another.
Seite 88 - So I was called for, and did tell the King and Duke of York what I saw, and that unless his Majesty did command houses to be pulled down nothing could stop the fire.
Seite 78 - I took coach, having first discoursed with Mr. Hooke a little, whom we met in the streete, about the nature of sounds, and he did make me understand the nature of musicall sounds made by strings, mighty prettily; and told me that having come to a certain number of vibrations proper to make any tone, he is able to tell how many strokes a fly makes with her wings (those flies that hum in their flying) by the note that it answers to in musique during their flying. That, I suppose, is a little too much...
Seite 89 - That he needed no more soldiers; and that, for himself, he must go and refresh himself, having been up all night. So he left me, and I him, and walked home : seeing people all almost distracted, and no manner of means used to quench the fire. The houses, too, so very thick thereabouts, and full of matter for burning, as pitch and tar, in Thames Street; and warehouses of oyle, and wines, and brandy, and other things.
Seite 88 - Steeple by which pretty Mrs. lives, and whereof my old schoolfellow Elborough is Parson, taken fire in the very top, and there burned till it fell down...
Seite 277 - Home, and there find my wife making of tea ; a drink which Mr. Felling, the Potticary, tells her is good for her cold and defluxions.
Seite 175 - Stewart, very fine, with her locks done up with puffes, as my wife calls them : and several other great ladies had their hair so, though I do not like it ; but my wife do mightily — but it is only because she sees it is the fashion.
Seite 289 - And to the town, to the King's Head; and hear that my Lord Buckhurst and Nelly are lodged at the next house, and Sir Charles Sedley with them; and keep a merry house. Poor girl ! I pity her; but more the loss of her at the King's house.
Seite 614 - I think, one of the weakest plays that ever I saw on the stage. This afternoon, before the play, I called with my wife at Dancre's,4 the great landscape-painter, by Mr.

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