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About Friday 31 July 1663

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“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 Wednesday 29 July 1663

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“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.

About Codlin

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CODLIN, an Apple proper to be coddled or stewed
---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Waytes

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WAITS, a sort of wind music.
---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Sunday 26 July 1663

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“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

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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.

About Saturday 25 July 1663

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“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

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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.