Cyprianus anglicus, or, The history of the life and death of the Most Reverend and renowned prelate William, by divine providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury ... containing also the ecclesiastical history of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from his first rising till his death / by P. Heylyn ..
London: Printed for A. Seile, 1668
L&M note: In the introduction Heylyn defends Laudanism, justifying ceremonies, confession and absolution. On p. 4 he quotes with approval James I's aphorism: 'That no Church ought further to separate it se lf from the Church of Rome, either in Doctrine or ceremony, then she had departed from her self, when she was in her flourishing and best estate.' Hetlyn had already published two sharp attacks on Fuller's Church History of which Pepys was so fond. Pepys bought this book and had it read to him in November: for his later comments, see https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/09/16/ and https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/11/29/
"Thence, with much ado, by several coaches home, ..."
Pepys, this is so tantalizing ... who made the ado ... why several coaches ... what happened? Lady Castlemaine threw herself in front of one of the coaches? Thieves attacked you? One coachman hijacked you? Were other people in the coaches with you? A horse died pulling your coach up a hill?
The novelist in me finds this so FRUSTRATING.
I guess the eyes got the better of the story again.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.