The diary of John Evelyn

Regular posts from the diary of John Evelyn

Month: July 1637

Tuesday 18 July 1637

I accompanied my eldest brother, who then quitted Oxford, into the country; and, on the 9th of August, went to visit my friends at Lewes, whence I returned the 12th to Wotton. On the 17th of September, I received the blessed Sacrament at Wotton church, and 23d of October went back to Oxford.

Sunday 2 July 1637

Upon the 2d of July, being the first Sunday of the month, I first received the blessed Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in the college chapel, one Mr. Cooper, a Fellow of the house, preaching; and at this time was the Church of England in her greatest splendor, all things decent, and becoming the Peace, and the persons that governed. The most of the following week I spent in visiting the Colleges, and several rarities of the University, which do very much affect young comers.