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About Sunday 11 May 1662

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"a dull, flat Presbiter preached"

PRESBYTER, an Ancient and Reverend Person, a Priest; also a Lay-elder.
PRESBYTERAL, belonging to a Priest or Elder.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Thursday 1 May 1662

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"did ask me to lend him a grain or two"

GRAIN, all Sorts of Corn; also the smallest Weight used in England, the 20th Part of a Scruple, or 24th Part of a Pennyweight Troy; the Value of a grain of Gold is a d. of Silver half a Farthing.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Sunday 18 May 1662

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"She was in her new suit of black sarcenet and yellow petticoat"

A SUIT, a compleat Set of Garments.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Tuesday 6 May 1662

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"a little bribe-taking"

To BRIBE, to corrupt with Gifts.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Wednesday 30 April 1662

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"which we take to be the marks of a bawd."

A BAUD, A BAWD, Procuress, a lewd Woman that makes it her Business to debauch others for Gain.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Wednesday 26 March 1662

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A JOWL, Head of a Salmon, &c.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

About Friday 21 March 1661/62

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I'm a little, no very, embarrassed. The following, Google's bibliographic information, was wrong. The title page was misread as this reviewer note (overlooked by me) stated: "The title page indicates that this is the Twenty First Edition and the publication date on that page was misread as 1675 instead of 1775 due to a faded Roman numeral." Mea culpa.

Title An Universal Etymological English Dictionary: Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue ... And Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words ... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes ...
Author Nathan Bailey
Publisher R. Ware, W. Innys and J. Richardson, J. Knapton ... [and 12 others], 1675
Original from Columbia University
Digitized Aug 18, 2009
Length 944 pages

About King's Head (Islington)

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Islington was famous for its dairies, brick-kilns, houses of entertainment with their tea-gardens and ducking-ponds, cheesecakes and custards, and fields, the favourite Sunday resort of rural-minded citizens.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

About Friday 21 March 1661/62

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ABRACADABRA, a Word used as a Charm against Agues
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675