Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Weavethe hawk has posted 30 annotations/comments since 19 February 2013.
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About Saturday 24 January 1662/63
The lad has a cold sore!!!!!
About Tuesday 13 January 1662/63
Great diary entry, one can almost smell the aromas and feel the atmosphere. Some nice annotations as well, no attempts at concocting little dramas for a change.
About Wednesday 10 December 1662
This is the first entry of the diary, so he already had one serving girl. Must have been a cramped little garret.
"Blessed be God, at the end of the last year I was in very good health, without any sense of my old pain, but upon taking of cold.
I lived in Axe Yard having my wife, and servant Jane, and no more in family than us three"
About Monday 1 December 1662
My dad was a Lancashire miner, and he used to get up at 04:30-05:00 in order to catch the early bus from Bolton to Mosley Common colliery, near Walkden Lancs. and I remember very well as a tiny boy hearing the "knocker up" come around every morning and tap on the bedroom windows. That would have been in the forties, and I assume that he carried a long stick.
About Saturday 1 November 1662
XJY This entry a mess!The most miry prose Sam has written so far!!
XJY is a mess!!
About Monday 15 September 1662
the 2005 folks tended to get extremely long winded about Sam's grammar. Did they not take into account the three and a half centuries of linguistic progression?
About Thursday 31 October 1661
Not in this version , he won't. All sexual references have been expurgated.
About Wednesday 4 September 1661
If I remember correctly, (and this isn't a spoiler), having read all of the diary, there will be some mention to come of Sam having eaten bad oysters. An horrendous experience for the man.
About Wednesday 7 August 1661
In Lancashire also (when I was a kid, a couple of years ago) we used to take our "bait" to work. That served as our break-time snack.
About Saturday 6 July 1661
I think Sasha is close to the mark. He probably found her in bed, looking pretty rough, and maybe smelling not too sweet.