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

JOHIST

collation, so many days to the year, whereas the Apoca-
lypse reckons after the Persian account, as Daniel did,
whose visions St. John all along- explains as meaning
only the Christian Church.

24th June, 1690. Dined with Mr. Pepys, who the next
day was sent to the Gatehouse,* and several great per-
sons to the Tower, on suspicion of heing affected to King
Jaxnes; among them was the Earl of Clarendon, the Queen's
uncle. King "William having vanquished King James in
Ireland, there was much public rejoicing. It seems the
Irish in King James's army would not stand, hut the
English-Irish and French made great resistance. Schom-
berg" was slain, and Dr. Walker, who so bravely defended
Londonderry. King William received a slight wound by
the grazing of a cannon bullet on his shoulder, which he
endured with very little interruption of his pursuit. Ham-
ilton, who broke his word about Tyrconnel, was taken.
It is reported that King James is gone back to France.
Drogheda and Dublin surrendered, and if King William
be returning, we may say of him as Caesar said, <( Veni,
vidi, vici.* But to alloy much of this, the French fleet
rides in our channel, ours not daring to interpose, and
the enemy threatening to land.

27th June, 1690. I went to visit some friends in the
Tower, when asking for Lord Clarendon, they by mis-
take directed me to the Earl of Torrington, who about
three days before had been sent ijor from the fleet, and
put into the Tower for cowardice and not fighting the
French fleet, which having beaten a squadron of the Hol-
landers, while Torrington did nothing, did now ride mas-
ters of the sea, threatening a descent.

soth July, 1690. This afternoon a camp of about 4,000
men was begun to be formed on Blackheath.

3oth July, 1690. I dined with Mr. Pepys, now suffered
to return to his house, on account of indisposition.

ist August, 1690. The Duke of Graf ton came to visit
trie, going to his ship at the mouth of the river, in his
-way to Ireland (where he was slain).

3d August, 1690.    The French landed some soldiers at

* Poor Pepys, as the reader knows, had already undergone an im-
prisonment, with perhaps just as much reason as the present, on the
absurd accusation of having sent information to the French Court of
tlie state of the English Navy.

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