Tuesday, November 27, 2007

For tomorrow, a treat

John Evelyn's Diary and Correspondence

(1620 – 1706) Evelyn was an English writer, gardener and diarist a copy of whose diary I bought today for a song.

Evelyn's diaries are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (he witnessed the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666.).

Stay tuned.

(now go to bed.)

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