Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Geoff Hallett has posted 5 annotations/comments since 18 February 2013.
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About Thursday 11 April 1661
Baited used by Sam here I am sure means to stop or wait awhile. It was commonly used in Yorkshire though not so much now. The last 2 or 3 days have been great reading. How lucky we are to have it.
About Tuesday 15 January 1660/61
'It be 10 o'clock just now striking as I write this last line'. What a wonderful line. It's the hundreds of small intimate things that make the diary what it is and makes you feel you are actually there.
About Thursday 15 March 1659/60
At the top of the steps in Westminster Hall, turn left, that is the hall where Parliament would have been sitting. I think it is called St Stephens Chapel. Too narrow for debating, hence the two red lines down the modern chamber, two sword lengths apart.
About Saturday 18 February 1659/60
For someone who came in half way through the previous diary, it seems Sam spends more time at home early mornings at the moment. Later he is up betimes and out.
About Friday 17 February 1659/60
Wonderful to see you back. Came in at half-time last time, looking forward to the first half now.