Wednesday 14 June 1665

Up, and to Sir Ph. Warwicke’s and other places, about Tangier business, but to little purpose. Among others to my Lord Treasurer’s, there to speak with him, and waited in the lobby three long hours for to speake with him, to the trial of my utmost patience, but missed him at last, and forced to go home without it, which may teach me how I make others wait. Home to dinner and staid Mr. Hater with me, and after dinner drew up a petition for Mr. Hater to present to the Councill about his troublesome business of powder, desiring a trial that his absence may be vindicated, and so to White Hall, but it was not proper to present it to-day. Here I met with Mr. Cowling, who observed to me how he finds every body silent in the praise of my Lord Sandwich, to set up the Duke and the Prince; but that the Duke did both to the King and my Lord Chancellor write abundantly of my Lord’s courage and service.1 And I this day met with a letter of Captain Ferrers, wherein he tells [us] my Lord was with his ship in all the heat of the day, and did most worthily. Met with Creed, and he and I to Westminster; and there saw my Lord Marlborough2 brought to be buried, several Lords of the Council carrying him, and with the herald in some state. Thence, vexed in my mind to think that I do so little in my Tangier business, and so home, and after supper to bed.

  1. Charles II.’s letter of thanks to Lord Sandwich, dated “Whitehall, June 9th, 1665,” written entirely in the king’s hand, is printed in Ellis’s “Original Letters,” 1st series, vol. iii., p. 327.
  2. Of the four distinguished men who died after the late action with the Dutch and were buried in Westminster Abbey, the Earl of Marlborough was interred on June 14th, Viscount Muskerry on the 19th, the Earl of Falmouth on the 22nd, and Sir Edward Broughton on the 26th. After the entries in the Abbey Registers is this note: “These four last Honble Persons dyed in his Majy’s service against the Dutch, excepting only that ST Ed Br received his death’s wound at sea, but dyed here at home” (Chester’s “Westminster Abbey Registers,” p. 162).

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

Today at Gresham College — from the Hooke Folio Online

June 14. 1665. (petrifyd bone) viper skin from mr Henshaw.) monstrous Lamb skin)
An account was giuen of the Expt. of the growth of Garden cresses in a Receiuer after air was admitted /to it/, whereby in the space of one week It was grown vp to the height of 2 or 3 inches, whereas the whole week befor when the Receiuer stood exhausted [In margin]Vz. It did not grow at all
(Blunts modules of chariot)
Hugens Letter ^ /may 29 1665/ about Heuelius hauing printed 60 sheets of the first comet. 2ly. about the difficulty of making mr Hookes new grinding instrument)
Viper biting a dog not mortall)
English tobacco oyle giuen to a shee cat, following it wth 2 or 3 drop of Spt. of Asa foetida, the cat sick but recouerd the same on a bore catt)
Orderd that the committe for the variation doe meet againe tomorrow morning at Wh Hall
mr mar & mr Philips brought in their Obseruations which were orderd to be kept. . . .
http://webapps.qmul.ac.uk/cell/Hooke/hooke_foli...

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Pepys's life is too busy for him to take his place among the Virtuosos.

dirk   Link to this

Evelyn's diary today:

"I got home:"

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...and then to bed presumably? :-)

Bradford   Link to this

"waited in the lobby three long hours for to speake with him, . . . but . . . forced to go home without it, which may teach me how I make others wait."

As one's mama used to say, "Let this be a lesson to you."

JWB   Link to this

Marlborough

The Marlborough we all know, the 1st Duke, John Churchill, is 15 in 1665, attending St. Paul's & honorary page to Duke of York.

Terry Foreman   Link to this

The correspondence of the Royal Society with Dutch scientists in wartime

"Hugens Letter ^ /may 29 1665/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiaan_Huygens
about Heuelius hauing printed 60 sheets of the first comet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Hevelius
2ly. about the difficulty of making mr Hookes new [lens-]grinding instrument" (illustrated, along with his microscope-setup, by Hooke in his newly-published *Micrographia* http://lane.stanford.edu/portals/history/hooke.... )

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The operation of NGO's across battle-lines continues: e.g. the Middle East Cancer Consortium http://mecc.cancer.gov/about.html

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"English tobacco oyle giuen to a shee cat, following it wth 2 or 3 drop of Sp[iri]t. of Asa foetida"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafoetida

Interesting that the experiment attends to the cat's gender.

Pedro   Link to this

“Of the four distinguished men who died after the late action with the Dutch and were buried in Westminster Abbey…”

Four of the distinguished Gentlemen, and as for the tarpaulins that also died…

Albatross   Link to this

A three hour wait must have been particularly difficult insofar as "People" and "Us Weekly" had not yet been invented.

Michael Robinson   Link to this

Issued today ...

By the King. A proclamation for a thanksgiving for the late victory by His Majesties naval forces.
[Variant title Proclamation for a thanksgiving for the late victory by His Majesties naval forces ...] [end of text] Given at our court at Whitehall the fourteenth day of June, 1665. in the seventeenth year of our reign.
London : printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, printers to the Kings most excellent Majesty, 1665.
2 sheets (versos blank) ; obl. 1⁰.
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C3312, Steele, I, 3421

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