Wednesday 26 November 1662

In the morning to the Temple to my cozen Roger, who now desires that I would excuse him from arbitrating, he not being able to stand for me as he would do, without appearing too high against my uncle Thomas, which will raise his clamour. With this I am very well pleased, for I did desire it, and so I shall choose other counsel. Thence home, he being busy that I could not speak more with him. All day long till twelve o’clock at night getting my house in order, my wife putting up the red hangings and bed in her woman’s chamber, and I my books and all other matters in my chamber and study, which is now very pretty. So to bed.

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A. De Araujo   Link to this

"All day long till twelve o'clock at night getting my house in order"
It is beggining to sound like OCD,Obsessive Compulsive Disorder!

Paul Chapin   Link to this

OCD?
No, just the normal aftermath of remodeling. I just went through it myself.

Terry F   Link to this

Or, in Sam's case, anything for the sake of making very pretty -- after months of dirt.

Terry F   Link to this

Sam's lately been treated to some pretty fancy digs; perhaps it's about appearances, or keeping up with the Mennes's.

Robert Gertz   Link to this

"Cousin Samuel, you know I would do anything for you and your dear father, but..." Roger looks nervously round.

in Aqua Scripto   Link to this

3 way move, he to his den, Eliza has her boudoir, and the singing companion hers, and hers be Red, very powerful?
Sam gets mobile when under the pain of worry and very touchy, when things like lawsuits be hanging over his 'ead and he cannot figure out the result.

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