Tuesday 5 September 1665

Up, and walked with some Captains and others talking to me to Greenwich, they crying out upon Captain Teddiman’s management of the business of Bergen, that he staid treating too long while he saw the Dutch fitting themselves, and that at first he might have taken every ship, and done what he would with them. How true I cannot tell. Here we sat very late and for want of money, which lies heavy upon us, did nothing of business almost. Thence home with my Lord Bruncker to dinner where very merry with him and his doxy. After dinner comes Colonell Blunt in his new chariot made with springs; as that was of wicker, wherein a while since we rode at his house. And he hath rode, he says, now this journey, many miles in it with one horse, and out-drives any coach, and out-goes any horse, and so easy, he says. So for curiosity I went into it to try it, and up the hill to the heath, and over the cart- rutts and found it pretty well, but not so easy as he pretends, and so back again, and took leave of my Lord and drove myself in the chariot to the office, and there ended my letters and home pretty betimes and there found W. Pen, and he staid supper with us and mighty merry talking of his travells and the French humours, etc., and so parted and to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"Captain Teddiman’s management of the business of Bergen"

See 19 August 1665
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1665/08/19/
and this annotation how Teddiman was drawn into a trap -- he having been ordered to Bergen by Sandwich "predicated on a secret agreement made by Frederick III (the King of Denmark and Norway) to connive with the English against the Dutch for a share of the booty of any treasure-ships taken. However, the agreement seems to have come unraveled as Teddiman approached Bergen, whose governor took the part of the Dutch, and the Danes helped the Dutch beat off the English (L&M note)." http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1665/08/19/#c23...

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"After dinner comes Colonell Blunt in his new chariot made with springs"

See 1 May 1664 http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1665/05/01/
and the annotations about Colonel Thomas Blount's experimental coaches.

Nix   Link to this

Lord Bruncker ... and his doxy --

From the OED --

[Derivation unknown: perh. like some other terms of rogues' cant, of continental origin; possibly a deriv. of DOCK n.2 3.]

Originally the term in Vagabonds' Cant for the unmarried mistress of a beggar or rogue: a beggar's trull or wench: hence, slang, a mistress, paramour, prostitute; dial., a wench, sweetheart.

c1530 Hickscorner in Hazl. Dodsley I. 188 Of the stews I am made controller..There shall no man play doccy there.. Without they have leave of me. 1561 J. AWDELAY Frat. Vacab. 4 His woman with him..which he calleth his Altham if she be hys wyfe, & if she be his harlot, she is called hys Doxy. Ibid. 5 So she is called a Doxy, vntil she come to ye honor of an Altham [in Harman Autem]. 1611 SHAKES. Wint. T. IV. ii. 2 With, heigh the Doxy ouer the dale. 1611 DEKKER Roaring Girle Wks. 1873 III. 217 My doxy stayes for me in a bousing ken. 1711 STEELE Spect. No. 6 2 The Beggar..while he has a warm Fire and his Doxy, never reflects that he deserves to be whipped. 1825 BROCKETT N.C. Words, Doxy, a sweetheart; but not in the equivocal sense used by Shak. and other play writers. 1827 HONE Every-Day Bk. II. 1656 Surrounded by plough-boys and their doxeys. 1857 W. COLLINS Dead Secret III. i. 71 Spending all my money among doxies and strolling players.

And from the Oxford DNB --

Brouncker never married and had no children. He had a number of mistresses, most notably the actress Abigail Williams, his long-time companion. Pepys was not fond of her, but some of his dislike can be attributed to a fire which started in her closet in 1673. The fire spread to some thirty houses, including Pepys's own, and destroyed much of his furniture and works of art. Brouncker died in his house on St James's Street, Westminster, on 5 April 1684 and was buried on 14 April 1684 in the choir of the chapel attached to the hospital of St Katharine.

Carl in Boston   Link to this

Beep, Beep, You've Got Mail !!!!
We're giving a Virtual Party for Samuel Pepys and everyone is BEEPING !!!
No, we're having a Real Party and we're all having a glass of real sexy wine.
Come to The Wayside Inn in Sudbury Mass USA on Saturday Sept 13 at 2 PM and look for Carl in Boston in a Red Western shirt, Queen Jeannine in her jeans (hot damn), and the Unknown Lurker (who teaches the incorrigibles in Lowell) all swanking about and toasting Samuel Pepys. More to come, I'll warrant.
Thanks to all around the world who are beeping in. Here's what you do at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time in the USA (go figure) according to the pattern set forth in Twelfth Night, BBC version, Act II, SCENE III. Pull out your drink in a proper glass, raise to your partner, lower to the spirits below (surely not Samuel down there), and raise up (Elizabeth above?) and have a good drink. Roar for Samuel Pepys at 3 PM, all around the world.
How about the Londoners? What you doing there? Atlanta too, you know what to do. C'mon, let's get it on.
(sotto voce: lurkers, arise on the appointed hour, send out your beep of praise for Samuel Pepys, everybody swamp the server. Big Ben will not toll, neither will the BBC read odd messages, just do the thing on Sept 13 3 PM EST. You know what to do, make us all proud.)
My email address is carl_wickstrom @ comcast . net. Love to hear from you. Yes, we start at 2 PM, but it takes an hour for us to get the buzz on, so 3 PM is when we all toast to SAMUEL PEPYS !!!

Sean Adams   Link to this

"Lord Bruncker … and his doxy .....Pepys was not fond of her, but some of his dislike can be attributed to a fire which started in her closet in 1673. The fire spread to some thirty houses, including Pepys’s own, and destroyed much of his furniture and works of art."

Maybe this is what happened to those paintings made by Elizabeth which, alas, are missing.

FJA   Link to this

Carl, is there some reason why Boston is not on daylight savings time? The effect may be watered down if performed in two waves. Or are you trying to make the calculations easier for everyone, with an appropriate adjustment on your part?

CGS   Link to this

"talking" could that be "walking" or would that be talking and walking and putting a caulk in it too..."...Up, and walked with some Captains and others talking to me to Greenwich, ..."
neigh no more money and the spoils of war be not got due to indecisive leadership
"...they crying out upon Captain Teddiman’s management of the business of Bergen, that he staid treating too long while he saw the Dutch fitting themselves, and that at first he might have taken every ship, and done what he would with them..."
treating??
too many Norse lagers

http://books.google.com/books?id=7eYLjJp0y7UC&p...

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"Up, and walked, with some Captains and others talking to me, to Greenwich, they crying out...." L&M thus show better how Pepys's clever conveying of the simultaneity of the walking and chatter.

Bergie   Link to this

"Carl, is there some reason why Boston is not on daylight savings time? The effect may be watered down if performed in two waves."

Watered down? Never! Correct procedure in such conditions of uncertainty dictates taking two drinks, one hour apart.

Robert Gertz   Link to this

"...there found W. Pen, and he staid supper with us and mighty merry talking of his travells and the French humours..."

Found young Penn, full of French graces and travel experience, hanging out at home with Bess, eh?

I imagine by tomorrow after a night of Bess chatting about the wonderful young Mr. P, he will not find Will Jr. quite so appealing.

If it follows the usual Pepysian course...

"I find W. Pen again at home, talking with my wife who enjoys conversing with him in French. I to supper with them and all merry."

"W. Pen again with my wife to talk French. Having work to do in my chamber I did not dally with them but went at once. (Red-faced, slamming doors. Bess repressing little smile...Young Mr. Penn, though somewhat full of himself as we are at that age, clue
less and chattering...)

There in my chamber, I worked till midnight. But Lord, I did endeavor to hear what was being said downstairs. Much French spoken."

It's all Penn's doing...Who hates me in his heart...

FJA   Link to this

Perhaps we should set our watches by GMT.

CGS   Link to this

Peeps is on the "Grenich" mean line thus all times be on UT2, never former colonial times, especially as longitude be a problem for the Tars.

Australian Susan   Link to this

Re Bergie's comment: Here on the eastern seaboard of Australia, Queensland does not go in for daylight saving. New South Wales does. Lying across the border on the coast are the Twin Towns, so on New Year's Eve......I think I'll just let everyone else fill in the sordid, drink-sodden mayhem which you can all imagine so well.....Thankfully most people walk [stagger?] across the border and back, not drive.....
Sorry, off topic, though I bet Sam would be in the thick of it scurrying around with a bottle of warm sparkling wine and trying to attach himself to the odd wench or three.

Nix   Link to this

Nor does Arizona go on Daylight Saving. The last thing we want is another hour of daylight in the summer.

A. Hamilton   Link to this

Dear me, Carl, you surely mean 3PM EDT (7 PM GMT)

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