Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Friday 31 July 1663
“we reading of a merry book against the Presbyters called Cabbala, extraordinary witty”
To WIT, to know.WIT, one of the Faculties of the rational Soul; Genius, Fancy, aptness for any Thing, Cunningness.WITTY, full of Wit.---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.
About Birkenhead's 'Cabala, or An impartial account of the non-conformists' private design...'
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About Wednesday 29 July 1663
“I believe the most that is fit for us to condescend to, will not content her friends”
To CONDESCEND, to comply, submit, or yield to.---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.
There is also an encyclopedia entry for Venice treacle: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/8746/
CODLIN, an Apple proper to be coddled or stewed ---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.
WAITS, a sort of wind music.---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.
About Sunday 26 July 1663
“and then went out of the wood, and holloed Mr. Creed, and made him hunt me from place to place”
HALLOO, A word of encouragement when dogs are let loose on their game.To HALLOO, To cry as after the dogs.To HALLOO,1 To encourage with shouts.2 To chase with shouts.3 To call or shout. ---A Dictionary Of The English Language. Samuel Johnson, 1756.
Halloo me like a hare.---Coriolanus. W. Shakespeare
The use of hello as a telephone greeting has been credited to Thomas Edison; according to one source, he expressed his surprise with a misheard Hullo.---Wikipedia
About Saturday 25 July 1663
Goodman, bon homme. (C’est ainsi qu’on appele ordinairement les Fermiers & autres Paisans qui ont famille.) (It is what one commonly calls the farmers & other peasants who have a family.)---A short dictionary English and French. G. Miège, 1684.
“there by direction of one goodman Arthur”
GOODMAN, a Country Appellation for a Master of a Family,---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.
About Joseph Hill
HILL, JOSEPH (1625-1707), nonconformist divine and lexicographer: fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge; M.A., 1649; his name removed for nonconformity, 1662; pastor of Scottish church at Middelburg, Holland, 1667-73, where he published pamphlet advocating English alliance; English presbyterian minister on Haringvliet, Rotterdam, 1678-1707; edited and enlarged Schrevelius's Greek-Latin lexicon, 1663.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.