I saw Hamlet Prince of Denmark played, but now the old plays begin to disgust this refined age.
1661 Diary entry, 26 Nov.
The title that has consecrated this Alter is the Marriage of Souls, and the Golden thread that tyes the hearts of all the world; I tell you, Madam, Freindshipp is beyond all relations of flesh and blood, because it is less materiall.John Evelyn
This Knight was indeede a valiant Gent: but not a little given to romance, when he spake of himselfe.John Evelyn
I saw Hamlet Pr: of Denmark played: but now the old playe began to disgust this refined age.John Evelyn
A most excellent person he is, and must be allowed a little for a little conceitedness; but he may well be so, being a man so much above others.John Evelyn
This knight was indeed a valiant Gent: but not a little given to romance, when he spake of himself.John Evelyn