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JOHN EVELYN. From the engraving by William Henry Worthing-
MARY EVELYN. From an engraving by Henry Meyer after an
EDWARD MONTAGU, FIRST EARL OF SANDWICH. From the portrait by Sir Peter Lely in the National Portrait Gallery
OLD WHITEHALL. From J. T. Smith's reduced copy of Fisher's
PLAN OF LONDON BEFORE THE FIRE. From an engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar
FACSIMILE OF THE TITLE-PAGE OF
FACSIMILE OF THE TITLE-PAGE of "SYLVA," 1664. [See also p. 195]
FACSIMILE OF THE TITLE-PAGE OF "NAVIGATION AND COMMERCE,"
VIEW OF THE PALACE OF ST. GERMAIN (Garden side). From an engraving by Perelle after his own drawing
WORKSHOP OF ABRAHAM BOSSE, 1643.
From an engraving by
A VIEW OF DEPTFORD DOCKYARD, 1698. From a drawing in the
WOTTON HOUSE, SURREY, IN 1653. From Evelyn's etching
A GENERAL PROSPECT OF AUDLEY END IN ESSEX. engraving by Henry Winstanley, 1688
ST. NICHOLAS' Church, DeptforD. From the Gentleman's Magazine SOMERSET HOUSE, STRAND. From an engraving by John Kip after a drawing by L. Knyff. [Here Henrietta Maria resumed residence 2nd November, 1660]
GRESHAM COLLEGE. From an engraving by J. Taylor after a drawing by Samuel Wale.
THE BANQUETING-HOUSE AT WHITEHALL, 1713. From an engraving by H. Terasson after his own drawing. [The window to the left marked "C.R." is that from which Charles I. walked to the block; and the initials were added by Vertue to an impression of the print in possession of the Society of Antiquaries. (See Sir Reginald F. D. Palgrave's paper on the scaffold and its site in the "Architectural Review" for March, 1899, pp. 179-184)]
Two VIEWS OF ARUNDEL HOUSE, STRAND, IN 1646. From prints by
HAMPTON COURT. From an engraving by John Kip after a drawing by L. Knyff
CLARENDON HOUSE, PICCADILLY, 1665. From an engraving by
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL BEFORE THE FIRE (South side). From an engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar.
A VIEW OF LONDON BEFORE THE FIRE. From an engraving by
DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN
1647: 28th January. I changed my lodging in the Place de Monsieur de Metz, near the Abbey of St. Germain; and thence, on the 12th February, to another in Rue Columbier, where I had a very fair apartment, which cost me four pistoles per month. The 18th, I frequented a course of chemistry, the famous Monsieur Lefevre' operating upon most of the nobler processes. March 3rd, Monsieur Mercure began to teach me on the lute, though to small perfection.
In May, I fell sick, and had very weak eyes; for which I was four times let blood.
22nd May. My valet (Hebert) robbed me of clothes and plate, to the value of threescore pounds; but, through the diligence of Sir Richard Browne, his Majesty's Resident at the Court of France, and with whose lady and family I had contracted a great friendship (and particularly set my affections on a daughter), I recovered most of them, obtaining of the Judge, with no small difficulty, that the process against the thief should not concern his life, being his first offence.
[Nicasius or Nicolas Lefevre, d. 1669, afterwards Charles II.'s professor of chemistry, and apothecary to the Royal Household. He was an F.R.S. (see post, under 20th September, 1662).]
2 [See ante, vol. i. p. 68.]
10th June. We concluded about my marriage, in order to which I went to St. Germain, where his Majesty, then Prince of Wales, had his court, to desire of Dr. Earle,' then one of his chaplains (since Dean of Westminster, Clerk of the Closet, and Bishop of Salisbury), that he would accompany me to Paris, which he did; and, on Thursday, 27th June 1647, he married us in Sir Richard Browne's chapel, betwixt the hours of eleven and twelve, some few select friends being present. And this being Corpus Christi feast, was solemnly observed in this country; the streets were sumptuously hung with tapestry, and strewed with flowers.
10th September. Being called into England, to settle my affairs after an absence of four years, I took leave of the Prince and Queen, leaving my wife, yet very young,2 under the care of an excellent lady and prudent mother.
4th October. I sealed and declared my will, and that morning went from Paris, taking my journey through Rouen, Dieppe, Villedieu, and St. Valery, where I stayed one day with Mr. Waller, with whom I had some affairs, and for which cause I took this circle to Calais, where I arrived on the 11th, and that night embarking in the packet-boat, was by one o'clock got safe to Dover; for which I heartily put up my thanks to God who had conducted me safe to my own
1 John Earle, 1601-65, finished his education at Merton College, Oxford, where he took his degree of Doctor of Divinity. He was appointed sub-tutor to Prince Charles, son of Charles I., whom he afterwards attended when abroad, as chaplain. Returning to England at the Restoration, he was successively made Dean of Westminster, Clerk of the Closet, Bishop of Worcester, and Bishop of Salisbury. He was the author of a Latin translation of the Eikon Basilike, of Microcosmography, or a Piece of the World discovered in Essays and Characters, 1628, and of An Elegy on Mr. Francis Beaumont.
2 [On her tombstone in Wotton Church she is stated to have been" in the seventy-fourth year of her age" in February, 1709.]
country, and been merciful to me through so many aberrations. Hence, taking post, I arrived at London the next day at evening, being the second of October, new style.
5th October. I came to Wotton, the place of my birth, to my brother, and on the 10th to Hampton Court,' where I had the honour to kiss his Majesty's hand, and give him an account of several things I had in charge, he being now in the power of those execrable villains who not long after murdered him. I lay at my cousin, Serjeant Hatton's, at ThamesDitton, whence, on the 13th, I went to London. 14th. To Sayes Court, at Deptford, in Kent (since my house), where I found Mr. Pretyman, my wife's uncle, who had charge of it and the
1 [The King had been a prisoner at Hampton Court since 24th August, but his captivity was not strict. "Persons of all conditions repaired to his majesty of those who had served him, lords and ladies with whom he conferred without reservation; and the citizens flocked thither, as they had used to do at the end of a progress, when the king had been some months absent from London: but that which pleased his majesty most, was, that his children were permitted to come, in whom he took great delight" (Clarendon's History of the Rebellion, 1888, iv. 250). His children were at the Duke of Northumberland's, Syon House (see post, under 7th July, 1665).]
2 [See ante, vol. i. p. 60.]
3 [This is Evelyn's earliest reference to the habitation in which he subsequently lived for forty years. Its name came from the Say family, who had owned it in the twelfth century; but by the time of James I. it had reverted to the Crown, and was occupied by the Brownes, who came from Essex (see post, under 12th March, 1683). At the death of Sir Richard Browne in 1604, it had passed to his son Christopher, d. 1645, and thence to Christopher's only son, another Sir Richard Browne, Evelyn's father-in-law (see ante, vol. i. p. 68), at this time, October, 1647, English Resident at Paris. After King Charles's death, the manor and house were seized by the Commonwealth, and sold. (For the further history of Sayes Court, see post, under 9th March, 1652, and 22nd February, 1653.).]
[William Pretyman was executor to Christopher Browne above mentioned. Mrs. Evelyn's mother was a daughter of Sir John Pretyman of Dryfield.]