Arlington to Ossory
Written from: [London]
Date: 13 February 1669
Communicates his conversation with the Duke of Ormond upon the coming change in the government of Ireland, - which greatly troubles his Grace. And it troubles the writer, too, as wishing the Duke's satisfaction, and yet being unable to procure it. ... His Grace says that he cannot live in England; ... and, upon the whole matter, the writer knows not how to advise Lord Ossory respecting himself; ... unless he would be content ... to live at Goring, where, he adds, "methinks a little would suffice".
John Evelyn's Diary
13 February 1669 I presented his Majesty with my ' History of the Three [MS 'Four'] Impostors ;' [ http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A38790.0001.001?… ] he told me of other like cheates. I gave my booke to Lord Arlington, to whom I dedicated it. It was now that he began to tempt me about writing ' the Dutch War.'
JOHN EVELYN, THE HISTORY OF SABATAI SEVI, The Suppos'd Messiah OF THE JEWS. (1669) Project Gutenberg edition of the 1968 Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 131 of the most substantial part of *The Three Impostors* http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38327/38327-h/3832…
Dorothy Willis • Link
I was looking at the weather information from John Gadbury's diary and am impressed by how little Pepys "talks about the weather." It is a constant topic for most diarists, but he always has something more interesting to write about, bless him!
pepfie • Link
"The Suppos’d Messiah" vs. J.E.'s true Messiah
cf. motes and beams (KJV Matthew 7:3,4)
The Mote and the Beam is a parable of Jesus given in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7, verses 1 to 5. The discourse is fairly brief, and begins by warning his followers of the dangers of judging others, stating that they too would be judged by the same standard. The Sermon on the Plain has a similar passage in Luke 6:37–42. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mote_and_the_Be…
THE HISTORY OF SABATAI SEVI, The Suppos'd Messiah OF THE JEWS
Sabbatai Zevi (Hebrew: שַׁבְּתַי צְבִי, other spellings include Shabbetai Ẓevi, Shabbeṯāy Ṣeḇī, Shabsai Tzvi, and Sabetay Sevi in Turkish) (August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676) was a Sephardic ordained rabbi from Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey). A kabbalist of Romaniote origin, Zevi, who was active throughout the Ottoman Empire, claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of the Sabbatean movement, whose followers subsequently were to be known as Dönmeh "converts" or crypto-Jews. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabbatai_Zevi