Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Eric Rowley has posted 5 annotations/comments since 6 March 2014.
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About Wednesday 19 June 1661
Please note that it is the misuse of antibiotics that have done the misdeeds about which I have written. Not the correct usage.
I still believe that medicine is an inexact science. The more that "they" think "they" know the more that slips away or even causes harm. Ponder the situation of antibiotics, mentioned above. The group from ten years ago which I fully enjoy reading their insights sing praises to antibiotics. Now, how many strains of bacteria have morphed and strengthened from antibiotic's improper and over use on viruses. When I was a child in the 1970's, you received antibiotics for every little sniffle. The bacteria that were around learned to adapt to them and now can not be killed by them, hence the super-bacteria. What a situation we have put ourselves in. Aah, retrospect; is it not glorious...
About Tuesday 19 March 1660/61
I realize I am ten years too late for most posters, but I have a question for any still out there. What is the age difference between Pepys and Creed? I always assumed they were approximately the same age, or possibly Pepys younger than Creed (Creed being the favorite of My Lord before Pepys' arrival). The mention of Creed's friendship with Young Mister Jones makes me wonder if Pepys is the eldest of the group. That would make sense regarding Pepys' quickly taking over the favoritism.
About Friday 15 March 1660/61
The symbols for "r" and "x" are very similar in the shorthand. The symbol would also be written quite small above the symbol for "t". The placement of the second consonant being the shorthand for an "a" between the letters. It would be easy to mistake while transcribing.
About Tuesday 5 March 1660/61
I could be wrong, but I understand that in that time the buying of food and drink to people thought below one's self socially was a form of patronage that would instill a sense of loyalty. Much the way Vincent has said "when their ship comes in," only longer lasting. Whether he joins in the fare or not probably depends on his opinion of his companions. Note: there are always people eating at my Lord's, etc.