Sunday 21 June 1668

(Lord’s day). Up, and to church, and home and dined with my wife and Deb. alone, but merry and in good humour, which is, when all is done, the greatest felicity of all, and after dinner she to read in the “Illustre Bassa” the plot of yesterday’s play, which is most exactly the same, and so to church I alone, and thence to see Sir W. Pen, who is ill again, and then home, and there get my wife to read to me till supper, and then to bed.


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Terry Foreman  •  Link

"...with my wife and Deb. alone, but merry and in good humour, which is, when all is done, the greatest felicity of all,..."

He's onto something, but does he really, really know what it is?

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Robert Gertz  •  Link

No doubt the other day's reading and accompanying intimacy helping to give Bess that renewal of feeling she is a needed part of the team...She always seems touchingly content when Sam reaches out in some way like that.
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Bess setting table...

“Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth?
Ooh, heaven is a place called France.
They say in heaven love comes first.
So clearly heaven is a place called France...

Bess St. Michel Pepys’ Heaven...Is a place...Called...
...Sam...”

“Hah!! I heard that!” Sam, gleefully...

Hope so...Bess, pensive.

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