I could not. I cannot even die, Know heaven or hell The priest promised me. Wake up somewhere or nowhere. To carry only the skin covering my body No, I was not allowed. Doomed to wander the world, In a body that rejected me. Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.