Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Friday 1 November 1661
"looked over some medals that they shewed us"
MEDAL, A Piece of Metal like Money stamped upon some extraordinary Occasion. ---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.
About Sunday 27 October 1661
"and them in appearance, though I do not believe it"
APPEARANCE, the external Aspect or Surface of a Thing ... which nevertheless, according to the Distance, Situation, or other Accident, may convey to the Conception something very much differing from what it in reality is.---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.
About Saturday 26 October 1661
And, of course, they may even have an old-fashioned paper copy! The complete citation is:
An Entrancing Ego: Samuel Pepys. Clara Claiborne Park. The Hudson Review. Vol. 57, No. 2 (Summer, 2004), pp. 234-248.
But try your local academic, or even public, library. They should have databases available (that they've paid for) that will provide access.
Edith, no problem on your end. The Hudson Review, like most publications, does not offer free access to archival material.
To ENGROSS in Trade is to buy up all of a Commodity in order to enhance the Price. ---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.
About Thursday 19 December 1661
" fall out with my wife very highly about her ribbands"
RIBBAND, or Ribbon, a narrow sort of silk, chiefly used for head ornaments, badges of chivalry, &c.---The Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, 1766
About William Rumbold
RUMBOLD, WILLIAM (1613-1667), cavalier; brother of Henry Rumbold; attended Charles I until after the battle of Naseby, when he retired to Spain; returned, 1649, and acted as Charles IIs financial agent and secretary to secret royalist council; imprisoned about two years by Cromwell; engaged in Sir George Booth's plot; surveyor-general of customs, 1663.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
On 22 July 1660 a "pair of oars" is mentioned, with annotations.http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/07/22/
GHERKINS, a Sort of foreign pickled Cucumbers ---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.