Thursday 22 October 1668

Up, and W. Batelier’s Frenchman, a perriwigg maker, comes and brings me a new one, which I liked and paid him for: a mighty genteel fellow. So to the office, where sat all the morning, and at noon home to dinner, and thence with wife and Deb. to Crow’s, and there did see some more beds; and we shall, I think, pitch upon a camlott one, when all is done. Thence sent them home, and I to Arundell House, where the first time we have met since the vacation, and not much company: but here much good discourse, and afterwards my Lord and others and I to the Devil tavern, and there eat and drank, and so late, with Mr. Colwell, home by coach; and at home took him with me, and there found my uncle Wight and aunt, and Woolly and his wife, and there supped, and mighty merry. And anon they gone, and Mrs. Turner staid, who was there also to talk of her husband’s business; and the truth is, I was the less pleased to talk with her, for that she hath not yet owned, in any fit manner of thanks, my late and principal service to her husband about his place, which I alone ought to have the thanks for, if they know as much as I do; but let it go: if they do not own it, I shall have it in my hand to teach them to do it. So to bed. This day word come for all the Principal Officers to bring them [the Commissioners of Accounts] their patents, which I did in the afternoon, by leaving it at their office, but am troubled at what should be their design therein.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"I to Arundell House, where the first time we have met since the vacation, and not much company: but here much good discourse "

The Royal Society today at Arundel House — from the Hooke Folio Online

Octob: 22. 1668. Heuelius his cometography prsented
[ http://astronomy.edwardworthlibrary.ie/Comets ]) The president desired that those persons to whom the Authour had presented a coppy of this Book would pervse it & bring in their thoughts of it. those persons were named to be the Bishop of Salisb: Dr. Wallis mr Hook & mr Oldenburg

(curiosity from Phil Vernatti (Ld Sandwich Obseruation of the Last comet. feb: 5. 1667/8. eclipse of the moon)

De graffs book de virorum organis generationj inferuientibus
[ http://humupd.oxfordjournals.org/content/2/4/36... ]) correspondence, by Beringhen desired with the R Academy of Paris) - Letter from Bermoodas) Sr. R Southwells papers from Portugall of Ieronimo Lobo.) Papers about Mendip mines from mr Glanvill).

The president mentiond that he vnderstood that the curator had erected a tube to try whether he could obserue to a second minute the passing of a fixt starr ouer the zenith and thence find a parallax of the earths ebb in order to determine the earths motion. after this it being proposd by the Curator that the Expts. of motion might be prosecuted therby to state it

Last the nature & laws of motion. the Pt. desired that it might be considerd whether it were soe proper & necessary to try these sorts of expts. since mor Hugens & Dr. Chr. wren had already taken great paines about that subiect & were thought to haue found a theory to explicate the phenomena of motion by (Oldenburg. to write to both.).

http://webapps.qmul.ac.uk/cell/Hooke/hooke_foli...

Chris Squire   Link to this

‘camlet, n. Etym: French . .
a. A name originally applied to some beautiful and costly eastern fabric, afterwards to imitations and substitutes the nature of which has changed many times over. ‘A kind of stuff originally made by a mixture of silk and camel's hair; it is now made with wool and silk’ (Johnson). ‘A light stuff, formerly much used for female apparel, made of long wool, hard spun, sometimes mixed in the loom with cotton or linen yarn’ (Ure). It is uncertain whether it was ever made of camel's hair; but in the 16th and 17th c. it was made of the hair of the Angora goat.

According to S. W. Beck, Draper's Dict., ‘In [the] production [of camlets], the changes have been rung with all materials in nearly every possible combination; sometimes of wool, sometimes of silk, sometimes of hair, sometimes of hair with wool or silk, at others of silk and wool warp and hair woof‥Those of our day have had cotton and linen introduced into their composition. They have been made plain and twilled, of single warp and weft, of double warp, and sometimes with double weft also’.
. . c1660 J. Evelyn Diary anno 1644 (1955) II. 146, I went to see their Manifactures in silke‥their pressing & watering the Grograns & Chambletts.
1680 R. Morden Geogr. Rectified (1685) 327 Famous‥for good Chamlets.

. . 1662 S. Pepys Diary 6 Mar. (1970) III. 42 This night my new Camelott riding Coate‥came home . . ‘ [OED]

Chris Squire   Link to this

‘patent, n. Etym: . . short for letters patent . .
I. Senses relating to a document conferring a right, privilege, etc.
1.a. Law. A document conferring some privilege, right, office, title, or property; = letters patent n. at patent adj. 1a.
. . c1500 (1475) Assembly of Gods (1896) 494, I wold nat yeue ii pesecoddys For graunt of your patent of offyce ner of fee.
. . 1695 R. Sibbald Autobiogr. (1834) 132, I‥was examined‥and gott my patent of Doctor ther . . ‘ [OED]

Robert Gertz   Link to this

Spoiler...

Sam...Sam...Pepys...

"Wh-What? Who is that?"

Sam...Repent...Quickly...

"Repent? Lord, is that you?"

Uh...Yes, God Almightly, Sam...Repent...At once...

"Repent what, Lord?"

You know damned well what, Sam...Repent...Before...

"Before what, Lord? Is something wrong with my new coach? It's too showy, isn't it?"

Forget the damned coach, you idiot...You know what I mean...I can say no more...Repent, Sam...Repent...

"Sam'l?"

"Bess, did you hear that outside the closet?"

"What? I only heard you talking to someone. Who were you talking to?"

"I think Almighty God wants us to rethink the coach entirely, Bess."

"Oh, please...Are you trying to back out of this now? Sam'l...I want my...Our...Coach. We deserve it."

"But God Almighty..."

"Why would God Almighty care if you bought a coach? He never stopped Admiral Sir Will from getting one."

Hmmmn...Point there...

"Maybe it was something else...? Assuming it really was God and you didn't fall asleep or something."

Hmmn...

"Have you anything to feel guilty about, Sam'l? Anything at all?"

Hmmn...No exceptionally questionable gifts recently...Didn't need to abandon another colleague to the Parliamentary wolves these last months...Can't really think of anything...

"Why no, not at all...It must have been a dream. Yes."

(Well, I tried...)
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Robert Gertz   Link to this

"...pitch upon a camlott one..."

And a new perriwig?

Spending like a drunken sailor on his first post-pay-day leave are we? What means this open purse? Relief at the success of the Great Letter? A desire to be described in the City as a well-to-do man to spite Creed? "I made it, you married it"? I'm surprised he wouldn't be worried it might be talked about...

And then comes this little blow...

"This day word come for all the Principal Officers to bring them [the Commissioners of Accounts] their patents, which I did in the afternoon, by leaving it at their office, but am troubled at what should be their design therein."

Gulp...

Interesting though...No thought of going to the Duke or King to object on the grounds of royal perogative? Even though the Duke is Lord High Admiral? I'd've thought Sam would try to get such backing immediately, is Parliament's position so secure now that no royal official would consider refusing to accept such a command without insisting on consulting the King or his deputy first?

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"Mrs. Turner...hath not yet owned, in any fit manner of thanks, my late and principal service to her husband about his place, which I alone ought to have the thanks for, if they know as much as I do; but let it go: if they do not own it, I shall have it in my hand to teach them to do it. "

Pepys has already had it in hand once
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/09/20/#c35...

What now?!
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languagehat   Link to this

"...if they do not own it, I shall have it in my hand to teach them to do it."

Sam's less attractive side. (File under: Power corrupts.)

JWB   Link to this

“…if they do not own it, I shall have it in my hand to teach them to do it.”

The 500 ponied-up on Sandwich's return is rankling.

pepfie   Link to this

Dysfunctional link to Mr. Colwell (typo /p/*21*329.php) should be to Daniel Colwall, treasurer of the RS, I presume.

http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/12329/#c...

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