Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Wednesday 20 November 1661
Nov. 20  The Parliament sate again, wherein the Lords Spiritual were restored to their Ancient Privileges. ---A Chronological History of England. J. Pointer, 1714.
About Sunday 29 September 1661
"I was even almost foxed"
To FOX one, to make him drunk ---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.
About Rotherhithe (Redriffe)
Wheatley, in the annotation above, was wrong in his attribution. The poem, "Mary Gulliver to Captain Lemuel Gulliver" was written by Alexander Pope, a good friend of Swift.
About Friday 27 September 1661
"she went to see Mrs. Pierce, who was this day churched, her month of childbed being out"
The Thanksgiving of Women after CHILD-BIRTH, Commonly called, The Churching of Women.The Woman at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently apparrelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,Inasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God of his goodness to give you safe deliverance and hath preserved you in the great danger of Childbirth you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God and say, ... [etc, etc.]---The Book of Common Prayer, 1687
About Hendrick Danckerts
DANCKERTS, HENRY (1630?-1680?), landscape-painter and line-engraver; born at the Hague; painted landscapes and views of the royal palaces for Charles II; decorated panelling in the house of Pepys, the diarist, 1669; left England in consequence of the 'popish plot,' 1679; engraved portraits of Charles II and of some Dutch dignitaries.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
Paintings of Hendrick Danckerts (fl. 1645–1679): http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Hend...
About Edward Coleman (b)
Same person as Edward Coleman (a)? http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/9386/
About Edward Coleman (a)
COLEMAN, EDWARD (d. 1669), musician; son of Charles Coleman; a celebrated music-master in London; composed the music for James Shirley's 'The glories of our blood and state,' 1653; sang in William D'Avenant's 'Siege of Rhodes,' 1656; gentleman of the Chapel Royal, 1660; member of Charles II's band, 1662; friend of Samuel Pepys.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
Same person as Edward Coleman (b)? http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/11315/
About George Cocke ("Captain")
COCK, GEORGE (d. 1679), captain; served in Charles I's army; searcher of the port of Newcastle, 1660; steward for sick and wounded seamen, 1664: F.R.S., 1666; friend of Samuel Pepys.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
About John Dugdale
His father William Dugdale: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/10392/
About William Dugdale
His son: John Dugdale: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/3334/