The Diary of John Evelyn,esq., F. R. S.: To which are Added a Selection from His Familiar Letters and the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I. and Sir Edward Nicholas and Between Sir Edward Hyde (afterwards Earl of Clarendon) and Sir Richard Browne, Volume 1

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Page 189 - Bruce taken our places before, we went to the Opera where comedies and other plays are represented in recitative musiq by the most excellent musicians vocal and instrumental, with variety of sceanes painted and contrived with no lesse art of perspective, and machines for flying in the aire, and other wonderfull motions ; taken together it is one of the most magnificent and expensive diversions the wit of man can invent.
Page xcii - An idea of the perfection of painting, demonstrated from the principles of art, and by examples conformable to the observations which Pliny and Quintilian have made upon the most celebrated pieces of the...
Page xcii - Numismata. A Discourse of Medals, Antient and Modern. Together with some Account of Heads and Effigies of illustrious, and famous Persons, in Sculps, and Taille-douce, of whom we have no Medals extant; and of the Use to be derived from them. To which is added a Digression concerning Physiognomy.
Page xlvii - Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Page lxiii - I was therefore desired by Sir Stephen ( who had not only the whole managing of this, but was, as I perceived, himself to be a grand benefactor, as well it became him who had gotten so vast an estate by the soldiers) to assist him, and consult what method to cast it in, as to the government.
Page 40 - The rising-forward and falling-back at their oar, is a miserable spectacle, and the noise of their chains, with the roaring of the beaten waters, has something of strange and fearful in it to one unaccustomed to it. They are ruled and chastised by strokes on their backs and soles of their feet, on the least disorder, and without the least humanity, yet are they cheerful and full of knavery.
Page lxxxviii - Happy art thou, whom God does bless With the full choice of thine own happiness; And happier yet, because thou'rt blest With prudence, how to choose the best; In books and gardens thou hast...
Page 188 - ... choppines, but cover their bodies and faces with a vaile of a certaine glittering taffeta or lustree, out of which they now and then dart a...
Page 189 - This night, having with my Lord Bruce taken our places before we went to the Opera, where comedies and other plays are represented in recitative music, by the most excellent musicians, vocal and instrumental, with variety of scenes painted and contrived with no less art of perspective, and machines for flying in the air, and other wonderful...
Page xcii - SCULPTURA OR THE HISTORY, AND ART OF CHALCOGRAPHY AND Engraving in Copper WITH An ample enumeration of the most renowned Masters, and their Works. To which is annexed, A new manner of Engraving, or Mezzo Tinto Communicated by his Highness, Prince Rupert to the Author of this Treatise.

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