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Zexufang has posted 2 annotations/comments since 19 October 2013.

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About Thursday 7 August 1662

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Chris ... I agree. In this Pepys entry "my interest still growing..."; he is not a using modern-speak as in "this fact is interesting" but instead he is more concerned with pecuniary interest as it relates to money. And money, in turn, begets power and evermore influence.

That is all.

About Thursday 18 October 1660

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As to -
"JWB on 19 Oct 2003
Sam and executions...
I think it best to think of Sam first and foremost as a politician. To see and be seen at the executions of the Regicides is a political act. He is of the party in power. These are acts to demonstrate that power. He's showing solidarity, period."

I agree. (though maybe ten years too late)
Pepys IS a politician; and to go and be seen at the executions is a an act of solidarity with the new regime.