Monday 3 August 1668

Up, and by water to White Hall and St. James’s, where I did much business, and about noon meeting Dr. Gibbons, carried him to the Sun taverne, in King Street, and there made him, and some friends of his, drink; among others, Captain Silas Taylor, and here did get Gibbons to promise me some things for my flageolets. So to the Old Exchange, and then home to dinner, and so, Mercer dining with us, I took my wife and her and Deb. out to Unthanke’s, while I to White Hall to the Commissioners of the Treasury, and so back to them and took them out to Islington, where we met with W. Joyce and his wife and boy, and there eat and drank, and a great deal of his idle talk, and so we round by Hackney home, and so to sing a little in the garden, and then to bed.


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Terry Foreman  •  Link

"...meeting Dr. Gibbons, carried him to the Sun taverne, in King Street, and there made him, and some friends of his, drink;"

Sounds coercive. How do you suppose Little Boy Pepys made them drink?!

Mary  •  Link

L&M prefers "some things for two flagelettes"

Sam is evidently looking for some duets to play.

languagehat  •  Link

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it just means he said the equivalent of "Hey, let's have a drink!"

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Yeah, I guess if he stood them a round, they'd not refuse the offer: coercive, that !

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Bryan M, thanks for other instances of Pepys making offers that couldn't be refused!

Geoff Hallett  •  Link

Conversations between Deb and Mercer would be worth eavesdropping on.

zoltan  •  Link

"Did he with you...?"
"Yes. And with you...?"

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