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mountebank has posted 3 annotations/comments since 11 May 2013.

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About Wednesday 29 April 1663

mountebank  •  Link

A terrific entry, despite it having a bad case of Pronoun Hell.

It's often difficult to have a clear sense of the relationship between Sam and my Lord but as we can see here Sam is in a position of real trust.

For me this is one of those entries that, while reading it, shifts my perspective of characters in the diary and their relationships. It's this sense of discovery and re-interpretation of "known" things that is one of the joys of the diary.

About A new design

mountebank  •  Link

Very smart. That is an attractive green. As ever, thanks ever so much for your continued work on this site, it is a constant joy.

About Thursday 10 May 1660

mountebank  •  Link

My first post so I'll start briefly by saying many thanks for re-running the diary. It is simply tremendous.

In case it's not been mentioned, at 14.30 the Saturday afternoon play (today) on Radio 4 is Pepys: Fire of London. It's an adaptation by Hattie Naylor who is responsible for the excellent 15 Minute Dramas which have been running for several years. It will be available (depending on your apparent geographical origin) for 7 days from this link: