Tuesday 18 August 1668

Up, and to my office about my great business betimes, and so to the office, where all the morning. At noon dined, and then to the office all the afternoon also, and in the evening to Sir W. Coventry’s, but he not within, I took coach alone to the Park, to try to meet him there, but did not; but there were few coaches, but among the few there were in two coaches our two great beauties, my Lady Castlemayne and Richmond; the first time I saw the latter since she had the smallpox. I had much pleasure to see them, but I thought they were strange one to another. Thence going out I met a coach going, which I thought had Knepp in it, so I went back, but it was not she. So back to White Hall and there took water, and so home, and busy late about my great letter to the Duke of York, and so to supper and to bed…

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

L&M provide the nocturnal advance the ellipsis signals the omission of.

"This night yo did hazer Deb tocar mi thing with her hand after yo was in lecto -- with great pleasure."

Robert Gertz   Link to this

"...I met a coach going, which I thought had Knepp in it, so I went back, but it was not she."

"Ah, dear Knepp..."

"What the bloody..."

Gasp...Eyes fallen wig...

"Why, Mr. Kynaston..."

Never realized how much he did resemble Knepp...

"And who the hell...Samuel Pepys?"

"Hem...Uh, yes..."

"And are we in the habit of entering stopped coaches with what we presume...Thank ye for demonstrating I've still got it...Are ladies present...And grabbing their..."

"Ah hem...Most heartily sorry...Thought you were...Ummn...You see my eyes, recently..."

"Mr. Knepp wouldn't be too pleased, Samuel. But..." shrug... "Come and join us." pats seat...

Uh...well... "Well, Mr. K...I really..."

"Please do..." a voice beside Kynaston.

"Ah, my Lord Buckingham...What a pleasure..."

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A. De Araujo   Link to this

"Richmond"
Apparently "la belle Stuart" did not have any scars from the small pox.

Terry Foreman   Link to this

“This night yo did hazer Deb tocar mi thing with her hand after yo was in lecto — with great pleasure.”

I figure all the pleasure Pepys knew about at this point was His Own.

Terry Foreman   Link to this

329. Catterin Belegno, Venetian Ambassador in Spain, to the Doge and Senate.
The earl of Sciandovich has received orders from his king to proceed to Tanger, under the pretext of designing the building of an arsenal. But it is believed that on arriving at that place he will be put under arrest by the king's order, since he has many enemies in England and the Court there professes to be ill pleased with the negotiations which he conducted at Lisbon. (fn. 7)
Madrid, the 18th August, 1668. [Italian.]
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...

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