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arby has posted 12 annotations/comments since 17 February 2013.

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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.

About Sunday 3 June 1660

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Agreed, the annotators were tolerant and helpful to this Pepys n00b when I first found the Diary, either years ago or years in the future, depending on how you look at it. I'm really enjoying this second chance, I missed all of this the first time. And, spoiler, there will be annoying annotators still to come, Bill.

About Monday 27 February 1659/60

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I was wondering if he is just being more circumspect in reporting his flings with maids of the house early in the Diary, or if he still hasn't found his wings?