Thursday 13 August 1668

Up, and Greeting comes, and there he and I tried some things of Mr. Locke’s for two flageolets, to my great content, and this day my wife begins again to learn of him; for I have a great mind for her to be able to play a part with me. Thence I to the Office, where all the afternoon [morning??], and then to dinner, where W. Howe dined with me, who tells me for certain that Creed is like to speed in his match with Mrs. Betty Pickering. Here dined with me also Mr. Hollier, who is mighty vain in his pretence to talk Latin. So to the Office again all the afternoon till night, very busy, and so with much content home, and made my wife sing and play on the flageolet to me till I slept with great pleasure in bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"he and I tried some things of Mr. Locke's for two flageolets, to my great content, and this day my wife begins again to learn of him; for I have a great mind for her to be able to play a part with me.."

Methinks Mary and I anticipated this
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/08/03/#c34...

Robert Gertz   Link to this

"Ready?..."

"Ready..."

"Hewer!"

"Sir?!"

"Wake up! Mrs. P and I have been practicing all week. All right, and...One, two, three..."

Sam:
"Were I laid on Greenland's Coast,
And in my Arms embrac'd my Lass;
Warm amidst eternal Frost,
Too soon the Half Year's Night would pass."

Bess:
"And I would love you all the Day,"

Sam:
"Every Night would kiss and play,"

Bess:
"If with me you'd fondly stray"

Bess and Sam:
"Over the Hills and far away."

Bess:
"Were I sold on Indian Soil,
Soon as the burning Day was clos'd,
I could mock the sultry Toil
When on my Charmer's Breast repos'd."

Sam:
"And I would love you all the Day,"

Bess:
"Every Night would kiss and play,"

Sam:
"If with me you'd fondly stray"

Sam and Bess:
"Over the Hills and far away."

Old Sam, 1699, in chair by the fire, pondering the Diary's survival...

"And I would love you all the Day,
Every Night would kiss and play,
If with me you'd once more stray"

Bess, faintly echoing:
"Over the Hills and far away."

Jenny   Link to this

That's very sweet Robert.

Todd Bernhardt   Link to this

"So to the Office again all the afternoon till night, very busy, and so with much content home"

Sounds as if those tubes are really helping! First time we've seen this in a while.

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