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Full text of "The Diary Of John Evelyn Vol-2"

I94                                     DIARY OF                            LONDON

dead  to all  appearance,  but the cypress   likely to en-
dure it.

Stli February, 1684. It began to thaw, but froze again.
My coach crossed from Lambeth, to the Horse-ferry at
Milbank, Westminster. The booths were almost all taken
down; but there was first a map or landscape cut in cop-
per representing all the manner of the camp, and the
several actions, sports, and pastimes thereon, in memory
of so signal a frost.

7th February, 1684. I dined with my Lord Keeper,
[North], and walking alone with him some time in his
gallery, we had discourse of music. He told me he had
been brought up to it from a child, so as to sing his
part at first sight. Then speaking of painting, of which
he was also a great lover, and other ingenious matters,
he desired me to come oftener to him.

8th February, 1684. I went this evening to visit that
great and knowing virtuoso, Monsieur Justellt The
weather was set in to an absolute thaw and rain; but
the Thames still frozen.

loth February, 1684. After eight weeks missing the
foreign posts, there came abundance of intelligence from
abroad.

12th February, 1684. The Earl of Danby, late Lord-
Treasurer, together with the Roman Catholic Lords im-
peached of high treason in the Popish Plot, had now
their habeas cor pus ^ and came out upon bail, after five
years' imprisonment in the Tower, Then were also tried
and deeply fined Mr. Hampden and others, for being
supposed of the late plot, for which Lord Russell and
Colonel Sidney suffered; as also the person who went
about to prove that the Earl of Essex had his throat
cut in the Tower by others; likewise Mr, Johnson, the
author of that famous piece called Julian.

iSth February, 1684. News of the Prince of Orange
having accused the Deputies of Amsterdam of crimen
l<z$& MajestatiS) and being pensioners to France,

Dr. Tenison communicated to me his intention of erect-
ing a library in St. Martin's parish, for the public use,
and desired my assistance, with Sir Christopher Wren,
about the placing and structure thereof, a worthy and
laudable design. He told me there were thirty or forty
young men in Orders in his parish, either governors toe Evil,