Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Wednesday 27 May 1663
Seemingly unrelated, but "high falutin" has a similar definition to "high flying" above.
“A woman sober, and no high-flyer”
HIGH FLIER. One that carries his opinions to extravagance.HIGH FLOWN. 1. Elevated; proud.2. Turgid; extravagant.HIGH FLYING. Extravagant in claims or opinions. ---A Dictionary Of The English Language. Samuel Johnson, 1756.
About Tuesday 26 May 1663
OK, enough is enough. I don't trust that Pemberton guy at all, I'm sure his designs are nefarious, though obvious. And, along with Sam, I'm starting to wonder about Elizabeth. She is French after all...
About Term (Legal period)
TERM, [in law] is the Bounds and Limitation of time; or a fixed and limited time, when the Courts of Judicature are open for all Law Suits, and there are four of those in a Year.HILARY TERM, begins January the 13th, (except it be Sunday) and ends February 12.EASTER TERM, begins the Wednesday fortnight after Easter Day, and ends the Monday after Ascension Day.TRINITY TERM, begins the Friday after Trinity Sunday, and ends the Wednesday fortnight after.MICHAELMAS TERM, begins October 23, (except it be Sunday) and ends November 28. ---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.
About Monday 25 May 1663
“ voided at his fundament four stones”
FUNDAMENT, the Breech, Buttocks or Seat of the Body.---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.
About Saturday 23 May 1663
The crest an anchor winged, I think it is, and the motto too tedious: “Regio floret, patrocinio commercium, commercioque Regnum.”
If you would to see a picture of this "anchor winged" (and reversed at that) the British Museum is happy to provide one. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collectio...
About Anon's 'A vindication of the degree of gentry in opposition to titular honours...'
A vindication of the degree of gentry in opposition to titular honours, and the honour of riches, being the measure of honours / done by a person of quality. (1663) Paperback – January 2, 2011by Person of quality (Author)
Of course, these days everything is available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/vindication-opposition-ti...
About Friday 22 May 1663
About Wednesday 20 May 1663
Amongst the original Fellows of the Royal Society are mentioned Peter Pett, Esq., and Sir Peter Pett.---Wheatley, 1896
Pett, Peter (lawyer) http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/14016/ the son of Peter Pett (Commissioner of the Navy) http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/708/
Pembleton has been around twice today?! The man is even starting to get on my nerves.