John Evelyn's Diary 1698

John Evelyn's Diary 1698 is in John Evelyn's Diary 1690s.

John Evelyn's Diary January 1698

John Evelyn's Diary 02 January 1698

02 Jan 1698. Dr. Fulham (37), who lately married my niece, preached against atheism, a very eloquent discourse, somewhat improper for most of the audience at [Wotton], but fitted for some other place, and very apposite to the profane temper of the age.

John Evelyn's Diary 05 January 1698

1698 Burning of Whitehall Palace

05 Jan 1698. Whitehall burned, nothing but walls and ruins left. See 1698 Burning of Whitehall Palace.

John Evelyn's Diary 30 January 1698

30 Jan 1698. The imprisonment of the great banker, Duncombe: censured by Parliament; acquitted by the Lords; sent again to the Tower by the Commons.
The Czar of Muscovy being come to England, and having a mind to see the building of ships, hired my house at Sayes Court, and made it his court and palace, newly furnished for him by the King (47).

John Evelyn's Diary April 1698

John Evelyn's Diary 21 April 1698

21 Apr 1698. The Czar went from my house to return home. An exceedingly sharp and cold season.

John Evelyn's Diary May 1698

John Evelyn's Diary 08 May 1698

08 May 1698. An extraordinary great snow and frost, nipping the corn and other fruits. Corn at nine shillings a bushel [£18 a load].

John Evelyn's Diary 30 May 1698

30 May 1698. I dined at Mr. Pepys's (65), where I heard the rare voice of Mr. Pule, who was lately come from Italy, reputed the most excellent singer we had ever had. He sung several compositions of the late Dr. Purcell.

John Evelyn's Diary June 1698

John Evelyn's Diary 05 June 1698

05 Jun 1698. Dr. White, late Bishop of Norwich, who had been ejected for not complying with Government, was buried in St. Gregory's Churchyard, or vault, at St. Paul's. His hearse was accompanied by two non-juror bishops, Dr. Turner of Ely, and Dr. Lloyd, with forty other non-juror clergymen, who would not stay the Office of the burial, because the Dean of St. Paul's had appointed a conforming minister to read the Office; at which all much wondered, there being nothing in that Office which mentioned the present King.

John Evelyn's Diary 08 June 1698

08 Jun 1698. I went to congratulate the marriage of Mr. Godolphin (19) with the Earl of Marlborough's (48) daughter (16).

John Evelyn's Diary 09 June 1698

09 Jun 1698. To Deptford, to see how miserably the Czar had left my house, after three months making it his Court. I got Sir Christopher Wren (74), the King's surveyor, and Mr. London, his gardener, to go and estimate the repairs, for which they allowed £150 in their report to the Lords of the Treasury. I then went to see the foundation of the Hall and Chapel at Greenwich Hospital.

John Evelyn's Diary August 1698

John Evelyn's Diary 06 August 1698

06 Aug 1698. I dined with Pepys (65), where was Captain Dampier (46), who had been a famous buccaneer, had brought hither the painted Prince Job, and printed a relation of his very strange adventure, and his observations. He was now going abroad again by the King's (47) encouragement, who furnished a ship of 290 tons. He seemed a more modest man than one would imagine by the relation of the crew he had assorted with. He brought a map of his observations of the course of the winds in the South Sea, and assured us that the maps hitherto extant were all false as to the Pacific Sea, which he makes on the south of the line, that on the north end running by the coast of Peru being extremely tempestuous.

John Evelyn's Diary September 1698

John Evelyn's Diary 25 September 1698

25 Sep 1698. Dr. Foy came to me to use my interest with Lord Sunderland (57) for his being made Professor of Physic at Oxford, in the King's gift. I went also to the Archbishop (61) in his behalf.

John Evelyn's Diary December 1698

John Evelyn's Diary 07 December 1698

07 Dec 1698. Being one of the Council of the Royal Society, I was named to be of the committee to wait on our new President (47), the Lord Chancellor, our Secretary, Dr. Sloane, and Sir R. Southwell (62), last Vice-President, carrying our book of statutes; the office of the President being read, his Lordship (47) subscribed his name, and took the oaths according to our statutes as a Corporation for the improvement of natural knowledge. Then his Lordship (47) made a short compliment concerning the honor the Society had done him, and how ready he would be to promote so noble a design, and come himself among us, as often as the attendance on the public would permit; and so we took our leave.

John Evelyn's Diary 18 December 1698

18 Dec 1698. Very warm, but exceedingly stormy.