Monday 28 November 1664

Up, and with Sir J. Minnes and W. Batten to White Hall, but no Committee of Lords (which is like to do the King’s business well). So to Westminster, and there to Jervas’s and was a little while with Jane, and so to London by coach and to the Coffee-house, where certain news of our peace made by Captain Allen with Argier, which is good news; and that the Dutch have sent part of their fleete round by Scotland; and resolve to pay off the rest half-pay, promising the rest in the Spring, hereby keeping their men. But how true this, I know not. Home to dinner, then come Dr. Clerke to speak with me about sick and wounded men, wherein he is like to be concerned. After him Mr. Cutler, and much talk with him, and with him to White Hall, to have waited on the Lords by order, but no meeting, neither to-night, which will spoil all. I think I shall get something by my discourse with Cutler. So home, and after being at my office an hour with Mr. Povy talking about his business of Tangier, getting him some money allowed him for freight of ships, wherein I hope to get something too. He gone, home hungry and almost sick for want of eating, and so to supper and to bed.

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Terry F   Link to this

In the House of Commons today: Ways and Means.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the whole House do proceed to consider of the Raising of the Five-andtwenty hundred thousand Pounds, in a regulated Subsidiary way; reducing the same to a Certainty in all Counties, so as no Person for his real or personal Estate be exempted.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...

A universal property tax to fund the war?

A. De Araujo   Link to this

"hungry and almost sick for want of eating,so to supper"
Mr Povy why don't you stay and have supper with us?

A. De Araujo   Link to this

My mistake, they were at the office.

Andrew Hamilton   Link to this

"I think I shall get something by my discourse with Cutler."

"...an hour with Mr. Povy talking about his business of Tangier, getting him some money allowed him for freight of ships, wherein I hope to get something too."

"...there all the afternoon setting right my business of flaggs, and after all my pains find reason not to be sorry, because I think it will bring me considerable profit." (Sunday Nov. 27)

Little Johnny One-Note, our Sam. And a visit to Jane too! "Getting and spending we lay waste our powers."

Robert Gertz   Link to this

"...there to Jervas’s and was a little while with Jane..."

If at first you don't succeed...

"Oh, please, Janey...Pretty Janey...Pllleeasse..."

"Sir...I thought we'd been through this before."

Hmmn...Ummn...Ah.

"Oh, Jane, be kind. Uh...My wife doesn't understand me. She's so...Uh...Cold to me, dear Jane."

"Your wife? The lady who posed for that picture by Mr. Halys? The one who's always draped round you, gigglin' and kissin' and huggin' you all the day long? The one who's always sobbin' her eyes out when you're off for a day?"

Hmmn. Ummn... "Well, she...Uh...May seem affectionate. In public. But in truth, I am a lonely man, dear Jane."

"Especially today, sir. Good day to ye."

Robert Gertz   Link to this

Oh, well...Ah.

"Mr. Pepys, sir. Not wishin' to bother ye but...About Will's promotion, sir..."

"My dear Mrs. Bagwell..."

andy   Link to this

and was a little while with Jane

(is it?)14 days since Mrs Bagwell, testosterone level rising again.

language hat   Link to this

"Mr Povy why don’t you stay and have supper with us?"

He's not talking about Povy but about himself: "He gone, [I went] home hungry and almost sick for want of eating, and so to supper and to bed." It's confusing, and I misread it at first too.

cgs   Link to this

Pepys be not a Commissioner but doth want his commission too [two of this and two of that] "...wherein I hope to get something too..."

As for supper,in four years he has gone from get some bait at the Montagues along with the rest of the needy and hungry to being one of the providers of sustenance.

Just like life , one day wondering where the next farthing will come from to expecting a 5 years worth of maids income in coin of the realm.

A. De Araujo   Link to this

Thank you LH

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