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Gerald Berg has posted 151 annotations/comments since 4 March 2013.

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About Sunday 21 February 1663/64

Gerald Berg  •  Link

Loved today's entry. Good news! Pall is not a slut!

Re preserving wood. You can preserve wood by drying it out. Fine for fire wood, lasts forever. Unfortunately (in the case of masts) the wood splits. Cold, deep water is the cure. Witness wreck preservation in the Great Lakes.

About Friday 19 February 1663/64

Gerald Berg  •  Link

I concur on the astute Mary and JWB's observations. My eyes glaze as much as Sam's gleam with these tales of wealth.

Shaving. No nicks this time Sam? Blade must be sharper. Care greater.

Question on shaving: Does this ritual now include shaving his entire head?

That wig must itch with real hair growth.

About Tuesday 12 January 1663/64

Gerald Berg  •  Link

Of course we have no idea what Wight looks like. He could be a real toad of a man and that would put paid to all these wonderings.

On another note.
I live in no fear of spoilers as I find it worse when the knowing is kept from me. What does Wight get up to? Please spoil away!

About Monday 21 December 1663

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No mention of spurs being used in the cock fight. I always assumed them to be integral. A later innovation perhaps? The rooster thumb nail was nasty enough for the stabbing I suppose.

About Monday 30 November 1663

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"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

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"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.