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About Wednesday 15 February 1659/60

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"At my father’s I heard how my cousin Kate Joyce had a fall yesterday from her horse and had some hurt thereby."

L&M note she suffered from fits.

About Wednesday 15 February 1659/60

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"So to Mrs. Jem and sat with her, who dined at Mr. Crew’s to-day, and told me that there was at her coming away at least forty gentlemen (I suppose members that were secluded, for Mr. Walgrave told me that there were about thirty met there the last night) came dropping in one after another thither. "

On the evening of the 14th Monck had held a conference at Draper's Hall attended by seclided and sitting members: Clarke Papers (ed. Firth), iv.264. John Crew was a leader of the secluded members. (L&M)

About Wednesday 15 February 1659/60

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"Thence to Hering the merchant about my Lord’s Worcester money "

No Worcester property of Mountagu's has been traced.; possibly this was a loan secured on excise revenue. As a Treasury commissioner, he had been in charge of some Worcester revenues. (Per L&M note)

About Wednesday 15 February 1659/60

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A collection of loyal songs written against the Rump parliament Between the Years 1630 and 1661.
CONTAINING,
A great Variety of Merry and Diverting Characters of the Chief Sectaries, who were the Principal Actors in that whole Scene of Affairs. With an. Historical Introduction to the Whole.
In Two Volumes. VOL. I.
Wise Men suffer, Good Men grieve,
Knaves devise, and FOOlS believe,
Help, O Lord, send Aid unto us,
Else Knaves and FOOls will quite undo us.
LONDON: Printed for J. Stone, near Grays-Inn, and sold by G. Strahan, in Cornhill; J- Jackson, in Pall-Mall; J. Stagg, in Westminster-Hall; and . J, Brindlby, in New Bond-street. 1731. https://books.google.com/books?id=FtufJCcU3SIC&...

A collection of loyal songs written against the Rump parliament Between the Years 1630 and 1661.
Vol. II
https://books.google.com/books?id=4DIsTm5cyiIC&...

About Wednesday 15 February 1659/60

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"with Mr. Hill of Worcestershire to Will’s, where I gave him a letter to Nan Pepys, and some merry pamphlets against the Rump to carry to her into the country."

L&M note Anne Pepys, a cousin, was now married to ______ Hill, of Worcestershire. For the many 'maerry panphlets' against the Rump, see the lists in G.K. Fortescue, Cat. Thomason tracts, ii. 671; and Wing, R 2270-9. An order forbidding their publication only stimulated demand.

About Tuesday 14 February 1659/60

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"This day, by an order of the House, Sir H. Vane was sent out of town to his house in Lincolnshire."

At Belleau Manor, Lincolnshire.

The medieval manor house, which formerly occupied the moated site, was said to be the seat of the Lords of Willoughby d'Eresby. This house was replaced in the 16th century by a hall, which following the Civil War belonged to Sir Harry Vane. http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20s...

About Tuesday 14 February 1659/60

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"that among other qualifications for the members that are to be chosen, one is, that no man, nor the son of any man that hath been in arms during the life of the father, shall be capable of being chosen to sit in Parliament"

This refers to another bill passed on the 18th. All who had fought against parliament were to be excluded, and their sons also during their fathers' lifetimes.; but an exception was made for sons who had borne arms for parliamwnt: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/... (L&M)

About Sunday 20 March 1663/64

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About Sam's swollen cods

Christopher David Robin Williams, I'm not an MD and am 2 years younger than you, but I have heard of several varieties of swollen testicles. Pepys complains from time to time, but rather routinely about testicular discomfort and/or pain due to riding on horseback or in a coach. He also seems to be given to rather regular sexual arousal. The first paragraph of the Wikipedia article on Testicular diseases begins: "The testicles are well-known to be very sensitive to impact and injury. Blue balls is a slang term for a temporary fluid congestion in the testicles and prostate region caused by prolonged sexual arousal." More about testicular disease follows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testicular_disease

About Tuesday 14 February 1659/60

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"To Westminster Hall, there being many new remonstrances and declarations from many counties to Monk and the City, and one coming from the North from Sir Thomas Fairfax."

In these addresses -- often the product of secret royal organization -- the country was protesting against the imposition of taxes by an unrepresentative parliament. (More details in a long L&M footnote).