Saturday 11 April 1668

News of Peace. Conning my gamut.

[Wheatley has no entry for this day, but Latham & Matthews list the above as the entry for the 11th, rather than the final words of the 10th as per Wheatley. P.G.]

[The entries from April 10th to April 19th are transcribed from three leaves (six pages) of rough notes, which are inserted in the MS. The rough notes were made to serve for a sort of account book, but the amounts paid are often not registered in the fair copy when he came to transcribe his notes into the Diary.]

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"News of peace."

"Lisbonne, Mart. 10. The 4th instant His Excellency the Earl of Sandwich Ambassadour Extraordinary from His Majesty of Great Britaine, with the Marquiss del Carpio, and the Portuguese Commissioners , met in the Convent of St. Elois, wher: they mutually exchanged the Ratification of the Peace between the Two Crowns of Spain and Portugal; and agreed that the 10th of this Month should be appointed for the publication thereof both at Madrid and Lisbonne, and the Ratification dispatch- away by an Express to Madrid.

"This day the Peace was accordingly solem.ly proclaimed here, to the infinite joy and satisfaction of the People-which they intend to demonstrate by three dayes continued Jubile.

"The Prince Regent having been frequently solieited by the Cortes or Parliament, to take upon himself the Title as well as the Authority of King, hat b given them his final answer and resolution never to accept of the Crown during the life of his Brother. -

"His Excellency the Earl Of Sandwich", intends in th ee er four days to depart from hence for Madrid."

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/251/pages/1

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Stricken-through lines this date prepared by Pepys for transfer to his accompt-book.

gloves 0 - 6 - 6
bacon and anchoves 0 - 13 - 0
Cicero 2 - 10 - 0
coach 0 - 1 - 0
play 0 - 4 - 0
coach home 0 - 2 - 0
letters 0 - 0 - 6

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Arlington to Ormond
Written from: London
Date: 11 April 1668

This day hath brought from France the good news of the concluding [of preliminaries] of peace between the two Crowns [ France and Spain ], "upon the terms offered & excepted, and the suspension of arms till the end of May. There will be yet sufficient time for concluding it formally at Aix [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Devolution#... ], and getting the ratification from Spain. We, the Mediators, desiring it so much, that Crown must of necessity consent to it; and by this means my Lord of Ossory is not like to be a Colonel". ...

On Monday, the Adventurers' petition comes again before the House of Commons. ... Mrs Dempsey is very busy to introduce a petition, at the same time, against the writer. And this day the Parliament fell heavily upon my Lord of Sandwich. ...

http://www.rsl.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/projects/ca...

Christopher Squire   Link to this

‘gamut n. Etym:  Contraction of medieval Latin gamma ut; < gamma n. . .
 1. The first or lowest note in the mediæval scale of music, answering to the modern G on the lowest line of the bass stave. Obs. exc. Hist.
. . 1597    T. Morley Plaine & Easie Introd. Musicke 4   The first note standeth in Gam-vt.
. . 1677    R. Plot Nat. Hist. Oxford-shire 12   [An Echo]‥which answers to no Note so clearly as to Gamut.

2. The ‘Great Scale’ (of which the invention is ascribed to Guido d'Arezzo), comprising the seven hexachords or partial scales, and consisting of all the recognized notes used in mediæval music. It extended from Γ ut (= G on the lowest line of the bass stave) to E-la (= E in the highest space of the treble). Obs. exc. Hist.
1654    J. Playford Breefe Introd. Skill Musick 3   The Gam-ut is drawne upon foureteene Rules, and their Spaces, which comprehend all Notes or sounds usual in Musicke.
. . 1825    J. F. Danneley Encycl. Music at Gamme,   This gamut comprised in all, twenty notes, viz. from G, first line bass clef, to the sixth of its double octave, or to the fourth space E, treble clef.

3. a. Hence in later use: The whole series of notes that are recognized by musicians. Sometimes also used for: The major diatonic scale, or the ‘scale’ recognized by any particular people, or at any period.

4. transf. and fig. The whole scale, range, or compass of a thing.’ [OED]

Robert Gertz   Link to this

Meanwhile, in Brampton...

"Captain Ferrers...So good of you to call..."

"Mrs.Pepys...You have brought light into our wretched darkness..." beam, kiss of extended hand. "Mr. Pepys, how are you? And you, Mrs. Jackson, let me offer my heartiest congratulations on your marriage."

Pall nervously beaming, smoothing dress, eyeing John Sr's harsh stare.

T'ain't fittin'...John's narrow stare at Bess.

T'ain't fittin'...Grim look at Ferrers.

Knock at door...

"Ah, Mrs. Pepys...How good to find you here..." eager young voice.

"Lord Hinchingbroke, what a joy." beaming smile, hand extended. Pall mentally attempting to copy the manner of hand extension, awaiting miyounglord's greeting...

'ere, I am, waitin'...The new bride...She begins to quietly fume as Hinchingbroke hangs on to Bess' hand.

Door slam as John leaves room...

Terry Foreman   Link to this

I wonder, who are the gloves for? and what was the play?

JWB   Link to this

I wonder, what were the bacon & anchovies for? and did he carry them with him at the play? Too bad qualtities not given so that we could get some idea of the relative prices.

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