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Gerald Berg has posted 138 annotations/comments since 4 March 2013.

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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

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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

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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.

About Sunday 30 August 1663

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Oxymoron Sam? I was thinking not. Alone, today just means something very different. Today's alone being historically unique? Probably have to do a social history course to parse it fully.

About Thursday 27 August 1663

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"good plank in the river" All very well with the explanation (t.y.) but how did they fast dry the timber? Esp. in as fowl a summer as the one they are experiencing?

About Wednesday 29 April 1663

Gerald Berg  •  Link

Thanks to all for a very fun and sinuously interpretive annotation!

Can't be sudden onset OCD IMO. I assume the ruler is the timber ruler on which he now rules! It mustn't seem unruly, that just won't do.

Rather, a control freak trapped in the age of Lords with King over riding, must control what he may be allowed to control.