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CHAPTER VIII
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literature. His sentences have not the majestic sonorousness of Milton's, but every phrase has its work to do and is placed where it can do that work best. In the hands of Dryden prose became a keen-edged instrument.
About this time another branch of prose-the homely, intimate prose of the diarist-was brought to perfection, and it is from the Diaries of John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys that the inspiration has been derived that has guided the pens of so many memoir writers and authors of autobiographies in succeeding times.
John Evelyn, 1620-1706, was the son of a country gentleman of Surrey. He was an ardent Royalist, and after his term at Oxford joined the king's army, only to leave it, however, in three days for fear lest he should be " expos'd to ruine, without any advantage to his Majestie." When Charles II. came to the throne in 166o Evelyn attached himself to the Court, and soon became quite an important person. He was one of the originators and first members of the Royal Society (founded in November, 1660), a Commissioner of the Privy Seal, and Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital. He wrote many learned books that have been long since forgotten, and a Diary that it may safely be said never will be forgotten.
This Diary covers some seventy years of our history, and was continued almost to Evelyn's death. It was not written for the public eye, and it was long before the public saw it, for it did not appear in print until 1818. It contains not only accounts of all the happenings of importance of the day, but also a minutely painted picture of the manners and customs of the period. In its pages we can see how the ladies and gentlemen around John Evelyn lived, how they talked, what they wore, and wen what they ate :

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