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Terry F   Link to this

For more about the gaily=gally see http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/12/18/

Lawrence   Link to this

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

jeannine   Link to this

"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 to this

"...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 this

(... to say nothing of Towser)

Mary   Link to this

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.

nakliyat   Link to this

thanks all....

Sjoerd   Link to this

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

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