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GrahamT has posted 453 annotations/comments since 9 January 2003.

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About The Next Chapter of Samuel Pepys

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What a magnificent epilogue. Bravo Jeannine, bravo!

About Monday 31 May 1669

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For nine years and some months I have read the journal betimes the morn after its writing with my morning draught of coffee. This day being of note, I make an exception, it being the best entry that I ever read in my life before.
Enough of the Pepysian hyperbole; what will we do now? It is a shame that he self-censored his longhand entries in his future journals.
Fare ye well Sam, Elizabeth, Will, Jane, Deb and the rest of Restoration Britain that has stepped off the screen and into our lives these too few years. I will miss you.
Now to read Jeannine's Next Chapter - and so to bed.

About Belated improvements

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As regards a reference for Phil, may I paraphrase Sir Christopher Wren's epitaph:
"Reader, if you seek his reference - look around you."

About Wednesday 26 May 1669

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I still think of shops selling nails, nuts, bolts and other metal products as Ironmongers, but I'm probably just showing my age.

About Tuesday 25 May 1669

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Good pictures David (djc). It isn't often I see photographs of myself as I'm usually behind the camera.

About End of Diary Events Update

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Phil,
I would like to thank you for organising today's events. My wife and I really enjoyed both the walk and lunch, and meeting some other Pepysians.
Thank you also to Peter for putting into eloquent words what we all felt.
Thank you.

About Tuesday 25 May 1669

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I have posted a few photographs here from today's walking tour and lunch: http://www.flickr.com/groups/pepysdiary/pool/wi...
Some from the first meeting back in 2006, and other Pepys stuff on my photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamt/sets/72057...

About Thursday 20 May 1669

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Although he was telling the King and DoY that he was going to Holland for his trip abroad, the fact that he hopes to get a French speaking maid to travel with them suggests that France was the intended destination all along.

About Roll Call. Say hello!

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I have been reading almost from the start, and have managed to follow the diary from various parts of the UK, France and Switzerland, and while visiting Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, New Jersey and San Francisco - wherever I can get an internet connection.
I live in Maidenhead, Berkshire, near Windsor Castle, but usually read the daily updates from work. My office is sited in what was the Moorfields in Pepys' day, (now Finsbury Circus) opposite the old Bedlam Hospital, so I get a little thrill at knowing I walk in his footsteps whenever he visits Moorfields.
Several times I have visited Crutched Friars and St Olave's, and I photographed the bust of Elizabeth on the wall there. There is a link to my photos somewhere on the site.
I will be at the London walk/lunch at the end of the month.

About Monday 26 April 1669

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Guns and Chimneys

I wondered if maybe the blast of Carbon dioxide from a well primed musket (without the ball) would be enough to "blow out" a chimney fire. There is probably more to it than that.