Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Weavethe hawk has posted 23 annotations/comments since 19 February 2013.
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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.
About Sunday 5 May 1661
Not one mention of the "red faced parson", Mr Holland, which I would have thought to be an interesting topic. Anyone know how he came to be known by that sobriquet?
About Tuesday 30 April 1661
I Haven't lived in London for many years, but I'm having difficulty trying to figure out how a location which is south of Wateroo can be north of Kennington.
About Wednesday 3 April 1661
Becomes awfully long winded at times, doesn't it?
About The Garden at the Navy Office
I would love to know where I could see a larger version of the 1742 print showing the wall and gate in 1597.
About Wednesday 16 January 1660/61
Dental hygene would have been non-existant as well. The oder from people's breath alone would be overwhelming to modern sensitivities.
About Tuesday 18 December 1660
Never was so much written by so many about so few lines!
About Friday 14 December 1660
I wish some of these annotators would concentrate on improving their modern spelling, and resist the temptation to try to invent their own versions of archaic spelling in their posts. Very pretentious.