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" I can never forget the inexpressible luxury and profaneness, gaming, and all dissoluteness, and as it were total forgetfulness of God, (it being Sunday evening,) which this day se'nnight I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines,... "
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Rival Sultanas: Nell Gwyn, Louise de Kéroualle, and Hortense Mancini

Hugh Noel Williams - 1915 - 376 pages
...dissoluteness, and, as it were, a total forgetfulness of God (it being Sunday evening) which this day se'nnight I was witness of : the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, Mazarin, etc., a French boy singing love songs, in that glorious gallery, while about twenty of the...
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The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture

R. O. Bucholz - 1993 - 418 pages
...sennight, I was witnesse of; the King, sitting & toying with his Concubines Portsmouth, Cleaveland, & Mazarine: &c: A french boy singing love songs, in that glorious Gallery, whilst about 2o of the greate Courtiers & other dissolute persons were at Basset round a large table,...
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Purcell: A Biography

Jonathan Keates - 1996 - 304 pages
...dissoluteness, and as it were total forgetfulness of God (it being Sunday evening) which this day se'nnight I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland and Mazarine Sec., a French boy singing love-songs in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty of...
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The Making of Restoration Poetry

Paul Hammond - 2006 - 230 pages
...Pepys, viii 366; cp. 355. the King, sitting & toying with his Concubines Portsmouth, Cleaveland, & Mazarine: &c: A french boy singing love songs, in that glorious Gallery, whilst about 20 of the greate Courtiers & other dissolute persons were at Basset round a large table,...
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