Friday 29 December 1665

Up betimes, and all day long within doors upon my accounts, publique and private, and find the ill effect of letting them go so long without evening, that no soul could have ever understood them but myself, and I with much ado. But, however, my regularity in all I did and spent do helpe me, and I hope to find them well. Late at them and to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"all day long within doors upon my accounts, publique and private, and find the ill effect of letting them go so long without evening, that no soul could have ever understood them but myself"

Long intervals between balancing ("evening") his accounts have put Pepys in a pickle. Is it perhaps serendipitous that only he can, ah, decipher his books?

cape henry   Link to this

"Is it perhaps serendipitous that only he can, ah, decipher his books?" --TF Pepys' various and sundry business entanglements, not to mention his "tips" and "commissions" from numerous sources, long ago left me in the dust. I suspect this applies to many who gather here. But upon reading that it requires him several days of nonstop reckoning to sort through, I don't feel so bad about my ignorance.

Todd Bernhardt   Link to this

"my regularity in all I did and spent do helpe me"

At least Sam can trust himself! Not by any means true of a lot of people...

cgs   Link to this

"all play and no work makes Sam poor"
Oh! Dear, more resolutions needed, keep eyes on the tallies not on the pews

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