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Letter "J" » John Evelyn Quotes
«A studious decliner of honours and titles.»
«Mulberry Garden, now the only place of refreshment about the town for persons of the best quality to be exceedingly cheated at.»
«I saw Hamlet Prince of Denmark played; but now the old plays begin to disgust this refined age.»
«Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of all hearts of all the world.»
«A large whale was taken betwixt my land abutting on the Thames and Greenwich, which drew an infinite concourse to see it, by water, horse, coach, and on foot, from London, and all parts. ... It would have destroyed all the boats, but ... after a long conflict, it was killed with a harping iron, struck in the head, out of which spouted blood and water.»
«I this day was spectator of the most magnificent Triumph that certainly ever floted on the Thames, considering the innumerable number of boates & Vessels, dressd and adornd with all imaginabe Pomp: but, above all, the Thrones, Arches, Pageants & other representations, stately barges of the Lord Major, & Companies, with varius Inventions, musique, & Peales of Ordnance from both the vessels & shore, going to meet & Conduct the new Queene from Hampton Court to White-hall, at the first time of her Coming to Towne, exceeding in my opinion, all the Venetian Bucentoro?s &c on the Ascention, when they go to Espouse the Adriatic: his Majestie & the Queene, came in an antique-shaped open Vessell, covered with a State or Canopy of Cloth of Gold, made in forme of a Cupola, supported with high Corinthian Pillars, wreathed with flowers, festoones & Gyrlands: I was in our new-built Vessell, sailing amongst them»
Author: John Evelyn
, sailing vessel
, The Adriatic
«That miracle of youth, Mr Christopher Wren.»