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arby has posted 14 annotations/comments since 17 February 2013.

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About Thursday 7 November 1661

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Maine again voted down a bear baiting ban two days ago. Doughnuts seem to be the favored bait.

About Thursday 5 September 1661

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I find it interesting that Elizabeth didn't feel obliged to 'splain herself to Sam, nor did he feel he could press her on it, despite his intense curiosity.

About Thursday 4 July 1661

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Older people with cardiovascular disease are being encouraged to donate blood precisely because it does remove old blood cells, which the body replaces with new ones. Older blood cells are stiff and sticky, contributing to clots, stroke and heart attack.

About Thursday 2 May 1661

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Thanks Sasha, lotta dead links lately.

About Tuesday 1 January 1660/61

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Thanks and Happy New Year to Phil and all the Pepys peeps, both past and present.

About Sunday 11 November 1660

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I read it as the women normally sitting in the foremost pew.

About Tuesday 23 October 1660

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Why does the illiterate Mr. Spong have "many books"?

About Monday 15 October 1660

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There will be many many instances of "the best that ever... in my life" over the life of the Diary. I do admire his enthusiasm.

About Saturday 9 June 1660

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Thanks, Emilio and David, if you're still out there. These entries are sketchy in the best sense of the term.

About Friday 8 June 1660

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This entry seems to be notes to remind himself, to be elaborated on later, especially the "Mr. Hetley's mistake about dinner." Reminds me of the entries much later when he goes touring around Stonehenge and his old stomping grounds.