Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Gerald Berg has posted 94 annotations/comments since 4 March 2013.
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About Wednesday 12 November 1662
About Tuesday 4 November 1662
CGS Grain of Salt, Vicente. Tone is unmistakeable.
About Saturday 1 November 1662
Look up Oregon trail ruts for an idea of what a bad rut would look like. 150 years later and still deep in the rut.
About Friday 31 October 1662
I wondered that myself Terry. I assume crosses are Christian crosses ie people wishing him ill so hence the "for the whole world seems to smile upon me,".
About Thursday 16 October 1662
Never pay out a contract before the work is complete. Never. Until heaven reigns on earth this will always true.
About Monday 13 October 1662
I really love that phrase he uses on occasion: "then he went away again". A glimpse of how it appeared to a person back then. No one goes away again now.
He used a variant today also: "forth".
WR to the "lusty young gentlemen".
Ahem. That would be different kind of flute and a different kind of milk.
About Saturday 11 October 1662
Let the lawyers, parsons and physicians loose,To rob and kill the world.
Henry Fielding - Tom Thumb the Great1725
About Wednesday 8 October 1662
As I like to say every time I hear an English citizen say extraordinary. It is extraordinary how ordinary extraordinary is to the English! But in SP's case today, I could feel the love.
About Monday 6 October 1662
I thought this an absolutely beautiful entry! I could feel place, time and his reckoningthrough it.