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About Bethleham ("Bedlam") precinct

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Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as St Mary Bethlehem, Bethlehem Hospital and Bedlam, is a psychiatric hospital in London....Originally the hospital was near Bishopsgate just outside the walls of the City of London. It moved outside of Moorfields in the 17th century, then to St George's Fields in Southwark in the 19th century, before moving to its current location at Monks Orchard in West Wickham in 1930....The year 1634 is typically interpreted as denoting the divide between the mediaeval and early modern administration of Bethlem. It marked the end of the day-to-day management by an old-style keeper-physician and its replacement by a three-tiered medical regime composed of a non-resident physician, a visiting surgeon and an apothecary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlem_Royal_Hos...

About Thursday 18 February 1668/69

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Marcello Malpighi, (born March 10, 1628, Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States [Italy]—died Nov. 30, 1694, Rome), Italian physician and biologist who, in developing experimental methods to study living things, founded the science of microscopic anatomy....Malpighi conducted many studies of insect larvae—establishing, in so doing, the basis for their future study—the most important of which was his investigation in 1669 of the structure and development of the silkworm. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Marcello-M...

About Monday 15 February 1668/69

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"nor was there any pretty woman that I did see, but my wife, who sat in my Lady Fox’s pew"

As Clerk of the Green Cloth Sir Stephen Fox had a private seat or box. (L&M)

About Monday 15 February 1668/69

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"my wife and I to White Hall; and there, by means of Mr. Cooling, did get into the play, the only one we have seen this winter"

I.e. the only private performance (probably staged in the Great Hall). Richard Cooling was Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain. (L&M)

About Monday 15 February 1668/69

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"I did at my bookseller’s shop accidentally fall into talk with Sir Samuel Tuke about trees, and Mr. Evelyn’s garden"

Tuke (an original F.R.S.; a friend of John Evelyn and a relative of his wife) was tthe author of the play The adventures of five hours, which Pepys saw later this day. Evelyn's gardens at Sayes Court were among the finest in England. (L&M)