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

DIARY OF                            LONDON

2ist January, 1701-02. At the Royal Society there was
read and approved the delineation and description of my
Tables of Veins and Arteries, by Mr. Cooper, the chirur-
geon, in order to their being engraved.

8th March, 1702. The King had a fall from his horse,
and broke his collar bone, and having been much indis-
posed before, and aguish, with a long cough and other
weakness, died this Sunday morning, about four o'clock.

I carried my accounts of Greenwich Hospital to the
Committee.

12th April, 1702. My brother-in-law, Glanville, departed
this life this morning after a long languishing illness,
leaving a son by my sister, and two granddaughters.
Our relation and friendship had been long and great. He
was a man of excellent parts. He died in the 84th year
of his age, and willed his body to be wrapped in lead and
carried down to Greenwich, put on board a ship, and
buried in the sea, between Dover and Calais, about the
Goodwin sands; which was done on the Tuesday, or Wednes-
day after. This occasioned much discourse, he having
no relation at all to the sea. He was a gentleman of an
ancient family in Devonshire, and married my sister Jane,
By his prudent parsimony he much improved his fortune.
He had a place in the Alienation Office, and might have
been an extraordinary man, had he cultivated his parts.

My steward at Wotton gave a very honest account of
what he had laid out on repairs, amounting to ^1,900,

3d May, 1702. The report of the committee sent to
examine the state of Greenwich hospital was delivered
to the House of Commons, much to their satisfaction.
Lord Godolphin made Lord High Treasurer.

Being elected a member of the Society lately incor-
porated for the propagation of the Gospel in foreign
parts, I subscribed ^10 per annum toward the carrying
it on. "We agreed that every missioner, besides the -£20
to set him forth, should have ^"50 per annum out of the
stock of the Corporation, till his settlement was worth to
him ;£ioo per annum. We sent a young divine to New York.

22d June, 1702. I dined at the Archbishop's with the
newly made Bishop of Carlisle, Dr. Nicolson, my worthy
and learned correspondent.

27th June, 1702. I went to Wotton with my family
for the rest of the summer, and my son-in-law, Draper,, • •  ' '••.'   ••''; .,   .•'     • •• •/.' •   • ,• '' • • " '•• Portsmouth, and other places, were still in the Channely [in St. Martin's]; and setens to in-