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Gerald Berg has posted 121 annotations/comments since 4 March 2013.

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About Friday 26 June 1663

Gerald Berg  •  Link

"collation of great mirth" Hmmm, sounds like a party!

RE: blind beggar - He built this house! No wait, he built that outhouse.

About Thursday 11 June 1663

Gerald Berg  •  Link

So finally, the smoking gun of Elizabeth's dissatisfaction with Ashwell and the irony is the Sam is completely oblivious. Ashwell is Sam's intellectual equal in a way that Elizabeth can't be.
Has Sam ever described Ashwell because I haven't a clue what she looks like? All I know is Sam isn't tempted by her otherwise we would've heard about it. Poor Elizabeth can't win for losing.

About Monday 1 June 1663

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RE: weak
I was remembering Tom's speak impediment along with the visitudes of class coupled with disability. Not sure exactly what that would entail but I would imagine Tom's range of friendship options would be restricted. Sam's observation but evidence thereof?

About Saturday 16 May 1663

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Liz seems to be having a good time for once!
WR the green demon I noticed that Sam did not make a vow (or renew his vow) to remain faithful to Liz. He has been very good with his theatre vows, so it is not that he is weak willed. I take this self criticism with more than a grain of salt and of very little worth. Well deserved discomfiture IMHO.

About Friday 15 May 1663

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Loathe to add to 51 annotations but there were so many Lords mentioned and all preceded by "my". I thought that the "my" was related to family but apparently not. Where does this tick come from?

On other notes. 4 days to die with you face blown off? Horrible! I wonder when the safety switch was developed for guns?

Aretin's poem had all the braggadocio of blues/rap lyric and even some of the rhythm.

About Thursday 14 May 1663

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RE: 50£
Imagine if Sandwich cleaned them out, do you think he would get invited back? Besides a ringer knows when to lose so as to win more later.

About Friday 24 April 1663

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So did Cptn Holland really cut his throat or was it an almost, like his being a Quaker? Did he show off the scar to SP or hide it a la Clint Eastwood in Hang 'em High?

Sam got some exercise through being exercised. Must have really wailed on to run out of breath.

I wonder how the phrase "my boy" got started? Charlie Mingus in his autobiography refers to himself in such fashion.