All the morning making orders. After dinner a great while below in the great cabin trying with W. Howe some of Mr. Laws’ songs, particularly that of “What is a kiss,” with which we had a great deal of pleasure.
The Captain and I to supper, and after that a most pleasant walk till 10 at night with him upon the deck, it being a fine evening.
My pain was gone again that I had yesterday, blessed be God.
This day the month ends, I in very good health, and all the world in a merry mood because of the King’s coming.
I find myself in all things well as to body and mind, but troubled for the absence of my wife.
- It is interesting that on several occasions Wheatly records the use of ‘physic’ (cathartics) and notes that the effect of this medication required confinement to the bedroom — but as to his Pepy’s renal colic, he places his censoring periods in place of the words: painful urination. D.W. ↩