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About Friday 26 July 1667

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"No news at all this day what we have done to the enemy, but that the enemy is fallen down"

L&M note this refers to the Dutch having sailed away down the Thames.

About Saturday 25 July 1663

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Goodman was once a polite term of address, used where Mister (Mr.) would be used today. A man addressed by this title was, however, of a lesser social rank than a man addressed as Mister. Compare Goodwife.
The terms were used in England and Puritan New England. They are perhaps best known today as the forms of address used in Arthur Miller's historical fiction The Crucible, and in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Young Goodman Brown".