SIR CHARLES WAGER always said, that if a sea-fight lasted three days,

he was sure the English suffered the most for the two first, for no

other nation would stand beating for two days together.

Yesterday we had another hearing of the petition of the merchants, when

Sir Robert Godschall (then Lord Mayor) shone brighter than even his

usual. There was a copy of a letter produced, the original being lost;

he asked whether the copy had been taken before the original was lost,

or after!

This gold-chain came into parliament, cried up for his parts, but proves

so dull, one would think he chewed opium. Earl says, I have heard an

oyster speak as well twenty times.

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