Saturday 20 February 1663/64

Up and to the office, where we sat all the morning, and at noon to the ‘Change with Mr. Coventry and thence home to dinner, after dinner by a gaily down to Woolwich, where with Mr. Falconer, and then at the other yard doing some business to my content, and so walked to Greenwich, it being a very fine evening and brought right home with me by water, and so to my office, where late doing business, and then home to supper and to bed.

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Lawrence  •  Link

"after dinner by gaily down to Woowich"
per L&M. "after dinner by Gally down to Woolwich"

jeannine  •  Link

"it being a very fine evening"

Sounds delightful, I'm jealous! Any idea what the temperature would be this time of year for Sam? I'd imagine it must be sort of mild otherwise a rowboat would be freezing.

cumsalisgrano  •  Link

"...after dinner by a gaily down to Woolwich..." a nice scan error or be it a serendipitous comment to pass the censor. "S. went gailey down to Woolwich playing his lute."
3 men in a ?

Michael Robinson  •  Link

(... to say nothing of Towser)

Mary  •  Link

February in London.

London temperatures at this time of year can vary between several degrees below zero and the 12-14C that we are experiencing this week. It all depends on which airstream prevails on any given day: broadly speaking, milder and wetter Atlantic (westerly) systems, colder Continental airflows (easterly) or bitter nor-easters that feel as if they have come direct from the North Pole.

Sjoerd  •  Link

I imagine the excursion to Woolwich was planned to make use of the tide running down and up the Thames.

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