John Evelyn's Diary 1697

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John Evelyn's Diary 1697 is in John Evelyn's Diary 1690s.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 January

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 January 17

17 Jan 1697. The severe frost and weather relented, but again froze with snow. Conspiracies continue against King William. Sir John Fenwick (age 52) was beheaded..

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 February

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 February 07

07 Feb 1697. Severe frost continued with snow. Soldiers in the armies and garrison towns frozen to death on their posts.

07 Feb 1697. Copy of original manuscript lost.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 August

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 August 17

17 Aug 1697. I came to Wotton, Surrey [Map] after three months' absence.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 September

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 September 01

01 Sep 1697. Very bright weather, but with sharp east wind. My son (age 42) came from London in his melancholy indisposition.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 September 12

12 Sep 1697. Mr. Duncombe, the rector, came and preached after an absence of two years, though only living seven or eight miles off [at Ashted]. Welcome tidings of the Peace.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 October

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 October 03

03 Oct 1697. So great were the storms all this week, that near a thousand people were lost going into the Texel.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 November

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 November 16

16 Nov 1697. The King's (age 47) entry very pompous; but is nothing approaching that of King Charles II

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 December

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 December 02

02 Dec 1697. Thanksgiving Day for the Peace, the King (age 47) and a great Court at Whitehall [Map]. The Bishop of Salisbury (age 54) preached, or rather made a florid panegyric, on 2 Chron. ix. 7, 8. The evening concluded with fireworks and illuminations of great expense.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 December 05

05 Dec 1697. Was the first Sunday that St. Paul's [Map] had had service performed in it since it was burned in 1666.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 December 06

06 Dec 1697. I went to Kensington with the Sheriff, Knights, and chief gentlemen of Surrey, to present their address to the King (age 47). The Duke of Norfolk (age 42) promised to introduce it, but came so late, that it was presented before be came. This insignificant ceremony was brought in in Cromwell's time, and has ever since continued with offers of life and fortune to whoever happened to have the power. I dined at Sir Richard Onslow's (age 43), who treated almost all the gentlemen of Surrey. When we had half dined, the Duke of Norfolk (age 42) came in to make his excuse.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 December 12

12 Dec 1697. At the Temple Church, London [Map]; it was very long before the service began, staying for the Comptroller of the Inner Temple, where was to be kept a riotous and reveling Christmas, according to custom.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 December 18

18 Dec 1697. At Lambeth [Map], to Dr. Bentley, about the Library at St. James's.

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 December 23

23 Dec 1697. I returned to Wotton, Surrey [Map].

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 December 25

25 Dec 1697. A great Christmas kept at Wotton, open house, much company. I presented my book of Medals, etc., to divers noblemen, before I exposed it to sale.