Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, with a life and notes by Richard lord Braybrooke, Volume 3

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Page 377 - But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many.
Page 267 - 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.
Page 268 - Lord! What can I do? I am spent: people will not obey me. I have been pulling down houses ; but the fire overtakes us faster than we can do it.
Page 107 - I walked to the Tower ; but, Lord ! how empty the streets are, and melancholy, so many poor, sick people in the streets full of sores ; and so many sad stories overheard as I walk, everybody talking of this dead, and that man sick, and so many in this place, and so many in that.
Page 412 - Lay long in bed, talking with pleasure with my poor wife, how she used to make coal fires, and wash my foul clothes with her own hand for me, poor wretch ! in our little room at my Lord Sandwich's ; for which I ought for ever to love and admire her, and do ; and persuade myself she would do the same thing again, if God should reduce us to it.
Page 267 - 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...
Page 271 - Which I did, riding myself in my night-gown, in the cart ; and, Lord ! to see how the streets and the highways are crowded with people running and riding, and getting of carts at any rate to fetch away things.
Page 391 - Soon as dined, my wife and I out to the Duke's playhouse, and there saw " Heraclius," ' an excellent play, to my extraordinary content ; and the more from the house being very full, and great company; among others, Mrs. Stewart, very fine, with her locks done up with...
Page 429 - This day, Mr. Caesar told me a pretty experiment of his, of angling with a minnikin, a gut-string varnished over, which keeps it from swelling, and is beyond any hair for strength and smallness. The secret I like mightily.

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