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About Cowley's 'Verses lately written upon several occasions'

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Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions, By Abraham Cowley. London, Printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his Shop on the Lower walk in the New Exchange. 1663.

Most of these Verses, which the Author had no intent to publish, having been lately printed at Dublin without his consent or knowledge, and with many, and some gross mistakes in the Impression, He hath thought fit for his justification in some part to allow me to reprint them here.

Henry Herringman.

Some copies, in which the publisher's note is absent, can be met with, bearing on the title-page ' To which is added a Proposition for the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy, by the same Author'. These have bound in at the end the 1661 pamphlet named, separately paged [5 3/4 ins. x 3 3/4 ins.].

About Saturday 14 November 1663

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"they report [Deane] to be a fellow not fit to be employed, when in my conscience he deserves better than any officer in the yard."

In a note (19 June 1664) on Batten's part in this dispute (NWB, p. 49), Pepys wrote that whereas Anthony Deane had always been well-spoken of by Batten, 'so soon as he saw me to favour him [Deane], and that he did inform me of the truth in the business of Hornechurch timber, he could never endure him, but presently he and Sir J. Mennes cried out that he was a useless officer, that there was no need of such an office, and what do we do with him, and I know not what.' (L&M footnote)

About Thursday 10 September 1663

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"making a great contract with Sir W. Warren for 3,000l. worth of masts"

Pepys's papers show this contract, with a note of a 5-7% advantage of Warren's tender (6 August) over that of Wood, are in PRO [now The National Archives].
(Per L&M footnote)

About Wednesday 11 November 1663

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It was not until the early 19th century that fulminates were first used successfully as detonators in firearms. (Continuing the L&M footnote above)