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 to this

John Evelyn's Diary

3d August, 1668. Mr, Bramstone (son to Judge B.) [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bramston,_the... ], my old fellow-traveler, now reader at the Middle Temple,

http://goo.gl/w6SHg

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"...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 to this

L&M prefers "some things for two flagelettes"

Sam is evidently looking for some duets to play.

Bryan M   Link to this

Sounds coercive.

Just a turn of phrase I think Terry. Sam has used it fairly regularly. A couple of recent examples:

http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/07/13/
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/05/25/

languagehat   Link to this

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

Terry Foreman   Link to this

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

Terry Foreman   Link to this

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

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Flageolet duets

Perhaps for himself and his wife? http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/01/16/

Geoff Hallett   Link to this

Conversations between Deb and Mercer would be worth eavesdropping on.

zoltan   Link to this

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

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