Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second
H.G. Bohn, 1853 - Great Britain - 546 pages
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Page 336 - ... all the officers of all kinds, so much as the very fiddlers, in red vests. At last comes in the Dean and Prebendaries of Westminster, with the Bishops (many of them in cloth of gold copes), and after them the Nobility, all in their Parliament robes, which was a most magnificent sight.
Page 435 - EVIL! according to custom, thus: his Majesty sitting under his state in the banqueting house, the chirurgeons cause the sick to be brought, or led, up to the throne, where they kneeling, the King strokes their faces, or cheeks with both his hands at once, at which instant a chaplain in his formalities says, " He put his hands upon them, and he healed them.
Page 337 - Glynne, whose horse fell upon him yesterday, and is like to kill him, which people do please themselves to see how just God is to punish the rogue at such a time as this : he being now one of the King's Serjeants, and rode in the cavalcade with Maynard, to whom people wish the same fortune.
Page 492 - And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee ; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
Page 403 - That the stage is now by his pains a thousand times better and more glorious than ever heretofore. Now, waxcandles, and many of them; then, not above 3 Ibs. of tallow; now, all things civil, no rudeness anywhere; then, as in a bear-garden...
Page 442 - I have a mind to a new wife; but for all that, I will not see an innocent woman abused...
Page 348 - And in the Privy-garden saw the finest smocks and linnen petticoats of my Lady Castlemaine's, laced with rich lace at the bottom, that ever I saw: and did me good to look at them.
Page 439 - Where London's column, pointing to the skies Like a tall bully, lifts its head and lies.
Page 438 - He said, it was a wicked thing to make a poor lady miserable, only because she was his wife, and had no children by him, which was no fault of hers.
Page 442 - In another passage Oates's personal appearance is thus described. — ' He was a low man, of an ill cut, very short neck, and his visage and features were most particular. His mouth was the centre of his face ; and a compass there would sweep his nose, forehead, and chin, within the perimeter.