Tuesday 11 March 1661/62

At the office all the morning, and all the afternoon rummaging of papers in my chamber, and tearing some and sorting others till late at night, and so to bed, my wife being not well all this day. This afternoon Mrs. Turner and The. came to see me, her mother not having been abroad many a day before, but now is pretty well again and has made me one of the first visits.

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vicenzo   Link to this

organising.."...all the afternoon rummaging of papers in my chamber, and tearing some and sorting others till late at night, ...".

vicenzo   Link to this

while Sam be a cleaning; the Actual Hearth tax be set at 20 Shillings: so ingrossed;
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com...

JWB   Link to this

"my wife being not well all this day"
Strategic illness with wash day and visit of the precocious The.?

Vincent Bell   Link to this

Yes, I also independently came to the same 'I suspect she's conveniently ill conclusion' regarding Elizabeth - for the same reasons - but where these is work to be done it’s also so easy to be simply cynically wrong about these things.

Xjy   Link to this

"rummaging"
Lovely word! Apparently has its roots in medieval merchant shipping. C14 from Old French (probably from German) for loading a ship's hold.

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