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About Caviar

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CAVIARY, the Roes of several Fish, especially Sturgeon, Pickled.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Robert South

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SOUTH, ROBERT (1634-1716), divine; student of Christ Church, Oxford, 1651-5; M.A., 1657; travelled abroad; public orator, Oxford, 1660-7; rector of Islip, 1678; made in his 'Animadversions' of 1690 a crushing attack on William Sherlock, whom he accused in 1695 of Tritheism; was offered, but declined, see of Rochester in 1713; though a court preacher, was homely, pithy, and often very humorous in the pulpit; his sermons frequently reissued and collected.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

About Thursday 17 April 1662

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"thinking to be let blood"

BLEEDING. Bleeding is said to be highly necessary in the phrenitis, ophthalmia, quinzy, rheumatism, cough, consumption, hectic fits, and, in general, in all inflammatory cases. Some even make no scruple of bleeding a consumptive patient every other day for several weeks together.
---A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. 1764.

About Cicero's 'De Officiis'

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... the Bible which was printed with moveable letters in 1450, the first printed book; the next was Augustine de civitate dei, then Tully's Offices, printed about the year 1461.
---A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. 1764.

About Tuesday 15 April 1662

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"with a black broad lace printed round the bottom and before"

There are three kinds of printing, the one from moveable letters for books; an other from copper-plates for pictures; and the last from blocks, in which the representation of birds, flowers, &c. are cut for printing calicoes, linens, &c. the first, called common press-printing, the second rolling press-printing, and the last calicoe, &c. printing.
---A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. 1764.

About Cicero's 'De Officiis'

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PRINTING, an Art, as some say, first invented by Lawrence Coster of Haarlem in Holland, or as others say, by John Guttemburg in Germany, and brought into England by Caxton and Turner, who were sent by King Henry VI. to learn it: One of the first printed Books now extant is Tully's Offices, printed Anno 1465, and kept in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Thomas Windsor (7th Baron Windsor)

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WINDSOR, formerly HICKMAN, THOMAS WINDSOR, seventh Baron Windsor Of Stanwell and first Earl Of Plymouth (1627?-1687), nephew of Thomas Windsor, sixth baron (1590-1641); assumed surname of Windsor in lieu of Hickman; served with royalist army, and was perhaps captain, 1642, and lieutenant-colonel, 1645; probably captured at Naseby, 1645, and fined; took seat as seventh Baron Windsor, 1660; governor of Jamaica, 1661-4, but was only in West Indies, July to October, 1662; master of horse to Duke of York, 1676; governor of Portsmouth, 1681, and of Hull, 1682; created Earl of Plymouth, 1684; privy councillor, 1685.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

About Tuesday 8 April 1662

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I initially read it as "get down" haha. Pepys the first modern man.

"to get down, to begin seriously doing"
---Urban Dictionary, 2014

About Sarcenet

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SARCENET, a thin Silk so called.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Edward Pickering

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Edward and his brother Gilbert were cousins to the poet and playwright John Dryden. Their mother was the sister of Dryden's father.