Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
SIR SAMUEL TUKE. English author (1610 - 1673). Plays poetry;Amongst others "A character of Charles the Second" The Adventures of five hours", Two letters from Rotterdam" and Two unfortunate lovers[google happy]
SIR SAMUEL TUKE.
"In a Character of Charles II written to coincided with the Restoration, he refered to the fact that his face (Charles), which had been "very lovely" until he was twenty, had now become grave and even servere in repose, although much softened when he spoke."
(Also) "...and his speech sober, a detail confirmed by Samuel Tuke, who remarked how the King never swore."
(Antonia Fraser...King Charles II)
Warrington has this: "Sir George Tuke of Cressing Temple in Essex, John Evelyn's cousin. The play was taken from the original of the Spanish poet Calderon. Evelyn saw it on the same occasion."
Sir Samuel Tuke (c.1615, Essex – 26 January 1674, Somerset House, London), first baronet was an English officer in the Royalist army during the English Civil War and a notable playwright. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Tuke_%28pla...
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