Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 28: April/May 1664
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Hawly, who sat with me till ten at night at cards, and so broke up and to bed. Early came Mr. It snowed hard all this morning, and was very cold, and my nose was much swelled with cold. Some say that Lambert must of necessity yield up; others, that he is very strong, and that the Fifth-monarchy-men [will] stick to him, if he declares for a free Parliament.
Chillington was sent yesterday to him with the vote of pardon and indemnity from the Parliament. From the Hall I came home, where I found letters from Hinchinbroke. Vines, and could not get him along with me. I was vext at this, and went and walked in the Hall, where I heard that the Parliament spent this day in fasting and prayer; and in the afternoon came letters from the North, that brought certain news that my Lord Lambent his forces were all forsaking him, and that he was left with only fifty horse, and that he did now declare for the Parliament himself; and that my Lord Fairfax did also rest satisfied, and had laid down his arms, and that what he had done was only to secure the country against my Lord Lambert his raising of money, and free quarter.
Then I spent a little time with G. So home, and from thence to Mr. Hawly at cards till ten at night, and was much made of by them. Home and so to bed, but much troubled with my nose, which was much swelled. I went to my office, where the money was again expected from the Excise office, but none brought, but was promised to be sent this afternoon. I dined with Mr. And so to my office again; where the Excise money was brought, and some of it told to soldiers till it was dark. Then my wife and I, it being a great frost, went to Mrs. Fage, to consult concerning my nose, who told me it was nothing but cold, and after that we did discourse concerning public business; and he told me it is true the City had not time enough to do much, but they are resolved to shake off the soldiers; and that unless there be a free Parliament chosen, he did believe there are half the Common Council will not levy any money by order of this Parliament.
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Ramsey and her grandchild, a pretty girl, and staid a while and talked with them and my mother, and then took my leave, only heard of an invitation to go to dinner to-morrow to my cosen Thomas Pepys. Jem, and took my wife and Mrs. Sheply, and went home. This morning Mr.
Sheply and I did eat our breakfast at Mrs. Vines, where George and I fiddled a good while, Dick and his wife who was lately brought to bed and her sister being there, but Mr. Hudson not coming according to his promise, I went away, and calling at my house on the wench, I took her and the lanthorn with me to my cosen Stradwick, where, after a good supper, there being there my father, mother, brothers, and sister, my cosen Scott and his wife, Mr. Drawwater and his wife, and her brother, Mr. Stradwick, we had a brave cake brought us, and in the choosing, Pall was Queen and Mr.
Stradwick was King. After that my wife and I bid adieu and came home, it being still a great frost. At my office as I was receiving money of the probate of wills, in came Mrs.
Turner, Theoph. Hawly came after, and I got a dish of steaks and a rabbit for them, while they were playing a game or two at cards. In the middle of our dinner a messenger from Mr. Downing came to fetch me to him, so leaving Mr. Hawly there, I went and was forced to stay till night in expectation of the French Embassador, who at last came, and I had a great deal of good discourse with one of his gentlemen concerning the reason of the difference between the zeal of the French and the Spaniard.
After he was gone I went home, and found my friends still at cards, and after that I went along with them to Dr. Whores sending my wife to Mrs. May, Harding, and Mallard. Afterwards I put my friends into a coach, and went to Mrs.
So home and to bed. In the morning I went to Mr. Sheply, and after supper went home together. Here I heard of the death of Mr. Palmer, and that he was to be buried at Westminster tomorrow.
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I found Muddiman a good scholar, an arch rogue; and owns that though he writes new books for the Parliament, yet he did declare that he did it only to get money; and did talk very basely of many of them. Among other things, W. He answered that they were his own handwriting, and that he did it by virtue of his office, and the practice of his predecessor; and that the intent of the practice was to—let posterity know how such and such a Parliament was dissolved, whether by the command of the King, or by their own neglect, as the last House of Lords was; and that to this end, he had said and writ that it was dissolved by his Excellence the Lord G[eneral]; and that for the word dissolved, he never at the time did hear of any other term; and desired pardon if he would not dare to make a word himself when it was six years after, before they came themselves to call it an interruption; but they were so little satisfied with this answer, that they did chuse a committee to report to the House, whether this crime of Mr.
Thence I went with Muddiman to the Coffee-House, and gave 18d. Thence to Mrs. Vane—[Sir Harry Vane the younger, an inflexible republican. He was executed in , on a charge of conspiring the death of Charles I. Jenings, and took them home, and gave them a bottle of wine, and the remainder of my collar of brawn; and so good night. After that came in Mr.
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Hawly, who told me that I was mist this day at my office, and that to-morrow I must pay all the money that I have, at which I was put to a great loss how I should get money to make up my cash, and so went to bed in great trouble. Went out early, and in my way met with Greatorex,—[Ralph Greatorex, the well-known mathematical instrument maker of his day. He is frequently mentioned by Pepys. Thence Jenings and I into London it being through heat of the sun a great thaw and dirty to show our bills of return, and coming back drank a pint of wine at the Star in Cheapside.
So to Westminster, overtaking Captain Okeshott in his silk cloak, whose sword got hold of many people in walking.
Thence to the Coffee-house, where were a great confluence of gentlemen; viz. Harrington, Poultny, chairman, Gold, Dr.
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Thence with Doling to Mother Lams, who told me how this day Scott. So home to bed. Walgrave and Mr. Edward, I returned to my father, and taking him from W. I went towards London, and in my way went in to see Crowly, who was now grown a very great loon and very tame. Thence to Mr. From home I went to see Mrs.
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Jem, who was in bed, and now granted to have the small-pox. Back again, and went to the Coffee-house, but tarried not, and so home. Sheply and a seaman, and so to my office, where Captain Holland came to see me, and appointed a meeting in the afternoon. Billingsly and Newman, a barber, where we were very merry, and had the young man that plays so well on the Welsh harp.
Billingsly paid for all. Thence home, and finding my letters this day not gone by the carrier I new sealed them, but my brother Tom coming we fell into discourse about my intention to feast the Joyces. Coming in the morning to my office, I met with Mr. Fage and took him to the Swan? Thence to my office, where nothing to do. Pinkney, who invited me to their feast at his Hall the next Monday.
Thence I went home and took my wife and dined at Mr. Wades, and after that we went and visited Catan. From thence home again, and my wife was very unwilling to let me go forth, but with some discontent would go out if I did, and I going forth towards Whitehall, I saw she followed me, and so I staid and took her round through Whitehall, and so carried her home angry. Thence I went to Mrs. Jem, and found her up and merry, and that it did not prove the small-pox, but only the swine-pox; so I played a game or two at cards with her. And so to Mr.
Vines, where he and I and Mr. After that I went home and found my wife gone abroad to Mr. Nothing to do at our office.