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

DIARY OF                         LONDON

2,000. The whole number reported to be above 8,000; the
King's but 2,700. The slain were most of them MENDIP-
MINERS, who did great execution with their tools, and
sold their lives very dearly, while their leaders flying
were pursued and taken the next morning, not far from
one another. Monmouth had gone sixteen miles on foot,
changing his habit for a poor coat, and was found by
Lord Lumley in a dry ditch covered with fern-brakes,
but without sword, pistol, or any weapon, and so might
have passed for some countryman, his beard being grown
so long and so gray as hardly to be known, had not his
George discovered him, which was found in his pocket.
It is said he trembled exceedingly all over, not able to
speak, Grey was taken not far from him. Most^of his
party were Anabaptists and poor cloth workers of the
country, no gentlemen of account being come in to him.
The zx&L-boutefeu, Ferguson, Matthews, etc., were not yet
found. The ,5,000 to be given to whoever should bring
Monmouth in, was to be distributed among the mili-
tia by agreement between Sir William Portman and Lord
Lumley. The battle ended, some words, first in jest,
then in passion, passed between Sherrington Talbot (a
worthy gentleman, son to Sir John Talbot, and who had
behaved himself very handsomely) and one Captain Love,
both commanders of the militia, as to whose soldiers
fought best, both drawing their swords and passing at one
another. Sherrington was wounded to death on the spot,
to the great regret of those who knew him. He was Sir
John's only son.

9th July, 1685. Just as I was coming into the lodgings
at Whitehall, a little before dinner, my Lord of Devon-
shire standing very near his Majesty's bedchamber door
in the lobby, came Colonel Culpeper, and in a rude man-
ner looking at my Lord in the face, asked whether this
was a time and place for excluders to appear; my Lord
at first took little notice of what he said, knowing him
to he a hotheaded fellow, but he reiterating it, my Lord
asked Culpeper whether he meant him; he said yes, he
meant his Lordship. My Lord told him he was no ex-
cluder (as indeed he was not); the other affirming it
againf my Lord told him he lied; on which Culpeper
struck him a box on the ear, which my Lord returned, and
felled him. They were soon parted, Culpeper was seized,lways to use him well, and thereforechamber (a mostr childwere sick, so as she was exceedingly beloved ofe of James II.,