Monday 14 September 1668

Up betimes, and walked to the Temple, and stopped, viewing the Exchange, and Paul’s, and St. Fayth’s, where strange how the very sight of the stones falling from the top of the steeple do make me sea-sick! But no hurt, I hear, hath yet happened in all this work of the steeple, which is very much. So from the Temple I by coach to St. James’s, where I find Sir W. Pen and Lord Anglesey, who delivered this morning his answer to the Duke of York, but I could not see it. But after being above with the Duke of York, but said nothing, I down with Mr. Wren; and he and I read all over that I had, and I expounded them to him, and did so order it that I had them home with me, so that I shall, to my heart’s wish, be able to take a copy of them. After dinner, I by water to, White Hall; and there, with the Cofferer and Sir Stephen Fox, attended the Commissioners of the Treasury, about bettering our fund; and are promised it speedily. Thence by water home, and so all the afternoon and evening late busy at the office, and then home to supper, and Mrs. Turner comes to see my wife before her journey to-morrow, but she is in bed, and so sat talking to little purpose with me a great while, and, she gone, I to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"strange how the very sight of the stones falling from the top of the steeple do make me sea-sick! But no hurt, I hear, hath yet happened in all this work of the steeple, which is very much "

The deconstruction proceeds apace for the nonce:
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/08/26/#c34...

JWB   Link to this

"...do make me sea-sick!"

Needs a 'Dizzyfix'...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizzyfix

Maybe Ralph Greatorex could slap one together.

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"attended the Commissioners of the Treasury, about bettering our fund; and are promised it speedily"

Don't hold your breath, Mr. Pepys et al.

L&M say the fund for payment of "Tangier, the Guards and the Household" was "already overdrawn to the extent of two years' net income."

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