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Gerald Berg has posted 143 annotations/comments since 4 March 2013.

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About Monday 30 November 1663

Gerald Berg  •  Link

"where I heard the best story of a cheate"

Well Sam, it may have taken a while but I heard the same story told much better by Mel Brooks in The Producers.

About Friday 13 November 1663

Gerald Berg  •  Link

"fear it"
I have another interpretation:
He just laid out 4l. 1s. 6d. for two of those nasty looking buggers. Itemized to the penny! To boot, he seemed surprised (by way of noting it) that his own hair reincarnated was worth more than the dying thereof. So now, every 2 years he is going to spend...?
Nope. He really fears it.

About Sunday 11 October 1663

Gerald Berg  •  Link

Both Sasha and Sarah have added very fine commentaries in the past. On this particular issue I side entirely with Sarah. I sensed a ironic use of the word 'sluttish' on this occasion. Sam's use of the word has been discussed many a times and his definition is not as ours from all that I have gathered.

About Thursday 8 October 1663

Gerald Berg  •  Link

The horror! The horror! Unnameable pain and gag inducing filth emanating from the nether reaches of house and body. Ahh, homelife 17th century style!

About Tuesday 29 September 1663

Gerald Berg  •  Link

I assume 'lighten' is lightening. So up Sam goes onto the roof during a thunder storm. A lead roof no less! Slippery and very much a conductor of electricity. Ignorance is bliss.