Saturday 21 March 1667/68

Up betimes to the office, and there we sat all the morning, at noon home with my clerks, a good dinner, and then to the Office, and wrote my letters, and then abroad to do several things, and pay what little scores I had, and among others to Mrs. Martin’s, and there did give 20s. to Mrs. Cragg, her landlady, who was my Valentine in the house, as well as Doll Lane … So home and to the office, there to end my letters, and so home, where Betty Turner was to see my wife, and she being gone I to my chamber to read a little again, and then after supper to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

What the ellipsis hides

"...there did give 20s. to Mrs. Cragg her landlady, who was my Valentine in the house, as well as Doll Lane . Here yo did hazer la cosa with Mrs. Martin backward. So home and to the office,...."

L&M text.

Christopher Squire   Link to this

‘score, n. OE scoru, . .
. . 11. a. The sum recorded to a customer's debit in a ‘score’ (sense 10); the amount of an innkeeper's bill or reckoning. Also, †a debt due to a tradesman for goods obtained on credit (obs.).
. . 1667    S. Pepys Diary 6 Apr. (1974) VIII. 153   Away‥to the Exchange and mercers and drapers, up and down to pay all my scores.
. . 1886    Contemp. Rev. July 80   The week's score at the public-house is paid up and a fresh one started.’ [OED]

SP was paying these because he was approaching a year's end [= March 31]

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