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

i695                           JOHN EVELYN

late him.    He being  my proxy, gave  my vote  for Dr.
Williams, to succeed Mr. Bentley in Mr. Boyle's lectures.

29th December, 1694. The smallpox increased exceed-
ingly, and was very mortal. The Queen died of it on
the 28th.

13th January, 1694-95. The Thames was frozen over.
The deaths by smallpox increased to five hundred more
than in 'the preceding week. The King and Princess
Anne reconciled, and she was invited to keep her Court
at Whitehall, having hitherto lived privately at Berkeley
House; she was desired to take into her family divers
servants of the late Queen; to maintain them the King
has assigned her ^5,000 a quarter.

2oth January, 1695. The frost and continual snow have
now lasted five weeks.

February, 1695. Lord Spencer married the Duke of
Newcastle's daughter, and* our neighbor, Mr. Hussey,
married a daughter of my cousin, George Evelyn, of
Nutfield.                                                        . -          '

3d February, 1695. The long frost intermitted, but not
gone.

iyth February, 1695. Called to London by Lord Godol-
phin, one of the Lords of the Treasury, offering me the
treasurership of the hospital designed to be built at
Greenwich for worn-out seamen.

24th February,  1695.    I saw the Queen lie in state.

27th February, 1695. The Marquis of Normanby told
me King Charles had a design to buy all King Street,
and build it nobly, it being the street leading to West-
minster. This might have been done for the expense of
the Queen's funeral, which was ^50,000, against her
desire.

5th March, 1695. I went to see the ceremony. Never
was so -universal a mourning; all the Parliament men had
cloaks given them, and four hundred poor women; all
the streets hung and the middle of the street boarded
and covered with black cloth. There were all the nobility,
mayor, aldermen, judges, etc.

8th March, 1695. I supped at the Bishop of Lichfield
and Coventry's, who related to me the pious behavior of
the Queen in all her sickness, which was admirable. She
never inquired of what opinion persons were, who- were
pbjects of charity; that, on opening a cabinet, a paper to London to congratu-