Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S., Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II, Comprising His Diary from 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the REV. John Smith from the Original Short-Hand Ms. in the Volume 5

Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S., Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II, Comprising His Diary from 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the REV. John Smith from the Original Short-Hand Ms. in the Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...those gentlemen of trade, but the Warden of All Souls, who has had not experience of these mysteries, had a mind to discourse about it. Dr Wallis has just finished his third volume, which he intends to present to you in the large paper, and is a fit present for any Prince. He has published there a famous letter of the French Embassador in Poland, which he decyphered not long since, the explaining of which cost him so much pains: he gives you the key, and all his method and art to unravel it. This good old gentleman is now as fresh and vigorous for any new undertaking of any sort, as if he had never put pen to paper, and I know he longs to be at Euclid, though he pretends to me that he intends to play all the Easter holidays, if I do not find him work. Mr Gale promised to eat with me at five this evening, where the Warden of All Souls, Dr Wallis, D1 Gregory, and Mr Tanner, are to meet him: we shall not fail to remember in our conversation Mr Pepys and the Dean of York. This morning was a meeting of some of the Delegates, to prepare our accounts for adjusting the price of Dr Morison's Herbal, which is now finished. I should be glad to know whether you have the former, or do desire this volume: they are very large, the prime cost will come to 2000/.: we shall give the interest to the widow, in order to make the book cheap; it has been a very great charge to the University. I have writ twice to our excellent friend Mr Hatton since I heard from him; I hope he is well. Dr Hickes's Northern Grammars go on apace, and will make a noble volume. I always thank you for your countenance to Mr Isted. Yr obedient Servant, Ar. Charlett. C. orig. DR CHARLETT TO MR PEPYS. Honoured Sir, May 15, 1699. D" Walijs is not a little pleased to find himself...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674358X
  • 9781236743589