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

1629                              JOHN EVELYN

and other of my daughter-in-law's relations, who came on
purpose to see her before her journey into Ireland. We
went to see the castle, which we found furnished and
very neatly kept, as formerly, only that the arms in the
guard chamber and keep were removed and carried away.
An exceeding great storm of wind and rain, in some
places stripping the trees of their fruit and leaves as if
it had been winter; and an extraordinary wet season,
with great floods.

23d July, 1692. I went with my wife, son, and daugh-
ter, to Eton, to see my grandson, and thence to my Lord
Godolphin's, at Cranburn, where we lay, and were most
honorably entertained. The next day to St. George's
Chapel, and returned to London late in the even-
ing.

25th July, 1692. To Mr. Hewer's at Clapham, where
he has an excellent, useful, and capacious house on the
Common, built by Sir Den. Gauden, and by him sold to
Mr. Hewer, who got a very considerable estate in the
Navy, in which, from being Mr. Pepys's clerk, he came
to be one of the principal officers, but was put out of all
employment on the Revolution, as were all the best
officers, on suspicion of being no friends to the change;
such were put in their places, as were most shamefully
ignorant and unfit. Mr. Hewer lives very handsomely
and friendly to everybody. Our fleet was now sailing
on their long pretense of a descent on the French coast;
but, after having sailed one hundred leagues, returned,
the admiral and officers disagreeing as to the place where
they were to land, and the time of year being so far
spent,— to the great dishonor of those at the helm, who
concerted their matters so indiscreetly, or, as some
thought, designedly.

This whole summer was exceedingly wet and rainy, the
like had not been known since the year 1648; while in
Ireland they had not known so great a drought.

26th July, 1692. I went to visit the Bishop of Lincoln,
when, among other things, he told me that one Dr.
Chaplin, of University College in Oxford, was the per^
son who wrote the «Whole Duty of Man»; that he used
to read it to his pupil, and communicated it to Dr.
Sterne, afterward Archbishop of York, but would never
suffer any of his pupils to have a copy of it.cending to any other controversy whatever,mplary  for his  benefaction  to   that  place.