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I78                                  DIARY OF                              LONDON

i7th June, 1683. I dined at the Earl of Sunderland's
with the Earls of Bath, Castlehaven, Lords Viscounts
Falconberg, Falkland, Bishop of London, the Grand Master
of Malta, brother to the Duke de Vendome (a young
wild spark), and Mr. Dry den, the poet, After evening
prayer, I walked in the park with my Lord Clarendon,
where we fell into discourse of the Bishop of Salisbury
(Dr. Seth Ward), his subtlety, etc. Dr. Durell, late Dean
of Windsor, being dead, Dr. Turner, one of the Duke's
chaplains was made dean.

I visited my Lady Arlington, groom of the stole to her
Majesty, who being hardly set down to supper, word was
brought her that the Queen was going into the park to
walk, it being now near eleven at night; the alarm
caused the Countess to rise in all haste, and leave her
supper to us.

By this one may take an estimate of the extreme slav
ery and subjection that courtiers live in, who had not
time to eat and drink at their pleasure. It put me in
mind of Horace's <( Mouse, and to bless God for my own
private condition.

Here was Monsieur de 1'Angle, the famous minister
of Charenton, lately fled from the persectition in France,
concerning the deplorable condition of the Protestants

i8th June, 1683. I was present, and saw and heard
the humble submission and petition of the Lord Mayor,
sheriffs, and aldermen, on behalf of the city of London,
on the quo warranto against their charter which they
delivered to his Majesty in the presence chamber. It
was delivered kneeling, and then the King and Council
went into the council chamber, the mayor and his breth-
ren attending still in the presence chamber, After a
short space they were called in, and my Lord Keeper
made a speech to them, exaggerating the disorderly and
riotous behavior in the late election, and polling for
Papillon and Du Bois after the Common hall had been
formally dissolved: with other misdemeanors, libels on
the government, etc., by which they had incurred his
Majesty's high displeasure: and that but for this submission,
and under such articles as the King should require their
obedience to, he would certainly enter judgment against
them, which hitherto he had suspended The thingsland. and these were collected by officers called purveyors* whose