Wednesday 10 June 1668
|Up, and walked to the Hospitall: —[Christ’s Hospital]— very large and fine; and pictures of founders, and the History of the Hospitall; and is said to be worth; 700l. per annum; and that Mr. Foly was here lately to see how their lands were settled; and here, in old English, the story of the occasion of it, and a rebus at the bottom.|
|So did give the poor, which they would not take but in their box,||2s. 6d.|
|So to the inn, and paid the reckoning and what not,||13s.|
|So forth towards Hungerford, led this good way by our landlord, one Heart, an old but very civil and well-spoken man, more than I ever heard, of his quality. He gone, we forward; and I vexed at my people’s not minding the way. So come to Hungerford, where very good trouts, eels, and crayfish. Dinner: a mean town.|
|At dinner there,||12s.|
|Thence set out with a guide, who saw us to Newmarket-heath, and then left us,||3s. 6d.|
|So all over the Plain by the sight of the steeple, the Plain high and low, to Salisbury, by night; but before I come to the town, I saw a great fortification, and there ’light, and to it and in it; and find it prodigious, so as to frighten me to be in it all alone at that time of night, it being dark. I understand, since, it to be that, that is called Old Sarum. Come to the George Inne, where lay in a silk bed; and very good diet. To supper; then to bed.|
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