Thursday 12 November 1668

Up, and she with me as heretofore, and so I to the Office, where all the morning, and at noon to dinner, and Mr. Wayth, who, being at my office about business, I took him with me to talk and understand his matters, who is in mighty trouble from the Committee of Accounts about his contracting with this Office for sayle-cloth, but no hurt can be laid at his door in it, but upon us for doing it, if any, though we did it by the Duke of York’s approval, and by him I understand that the new Treasurers do intend to bring in all new Instruments, and so having dined we parted, and I to my wife and to sit with her a little, and then called her and Willet to my chamber, and there did, with tears in my eyes, which I could not help, discharge her and advise her to be gone as soon as she could, and never to see me, or let me see her more while she was in the house, which she took with tears too, but I believe understands me to be her friend, and I am apt to believe by what my wife hath of late told me is a cunning girle, if not a slut. Thence, parting kindly with my wife, I away by coach to my cozen Roger, according as by mistake (which the trouble of my mind for some days has occasioned, in this and another case a day or two before) is set down in yesterday’s notes, and so back again, and with Mr. Gibson late at my chamber making an end of my draught of a letter for the Duke of York, in answer to the answers of this Office, which I have now done to my mind, so as, if the Duke likes it, will, I think, put an end to a great deal of the faults of this Office, as well as my trouble for them. So to bed, and did lie now a little better than formerly, but with little, and yet with some trouble.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

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

Nou. 12. 1668. There was made the expt. to see the communication of motion by 3 balls of the same wood of aequall bignesse were soe suspended that either of the two extreames being Lett fall from a certaine height against the intermediat ball the other extreame was impelled vpward to neer the same height that in the middle mouing very Little of wch the Presid conceiud this the reason that the intermediat when struck by one of the Laterall found the Resistance of the other Laterall ball but this other Laterall met noe other resistance but that of the air.

The curator was orderd to think of other Expt. to make out this hypothesis of motion which is that noe motion dyes nor is any motion produced anew. (Sr. R moray. to haue seuerall body of seuerall hardnesse to try rebounding also bodys [In margin]Vz not springy. all authors about motion to be consulted. mr Collins desired & Dr. Wallis also desired

Hugens letter, about motion).

about testicles. Drawn into [mucous-like] threads.) Story of apostumation [ abcessed ] bladder

Donato Rosetti book. of the true cause of aequlibrium. 2 of Archimdes de Insidentibus humus is fals. 3. that there is noe aether. 4. what is the whole weight of air. 5 the same of a part 6. the only way of measuring the airs altitude. 7. of examining whether Light be temporaneous).

Norwoods packett from Bermoodas. also packet from Aleppo & isfahan for next Day. -

Here ends the 3 Iournall Booke

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

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"There was made the expt. to see the communication of motion by 3 balls of the same wood of aequall bignesse were soe suspended that either of the two extreames being Lett fall from a certaine height against the intermediat ball the other extreame was impelled vpward to neer the same height that in the middle mouing very Little"

"Newton's Cradle" again, ordered last week.
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/11/05/#c37...

Robert Gertz   Link to this

"Up, and she with me as heretofore..."

She Who Must Be Obeyed...Bess in power, I love it.

You'll learn moral discipline, Samuel...Work ever harder...Speak to ladies only when spoken to...

Still, I suspect Bess would rather be as she was a few short weeks ago...Only maybe a bit less suspicious.

Robert Gertz   Link to this

"...and I am apt to believe by what my wife hath of late told me is a cunning girle, if not a slut."

Really. So Deb is the schemer who led you to destruction, eh? Maybe you ought to have Bess' opinion on Bagwell as well, Sam.

JWB   Link to this

Richard Norwood
"Bermuda's 17th C. genius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Norwood

john   Link to this

As written earlier, Bess seems to see Deb as a real problem so better to lower her image in Sam's eyes and cast doubt on his control of the situation.

arby   Link to this

Or it could be Sam's all-too-human psychology at work too, he will feel less guilt for his (mis-) treatment of her if he can convince himself that she had hidden motives or is a slut. Blame the victim, after all, "she had it coming."

languagehat   Link to this

"Or it could be Sam’s all-too-human psychology at work too, he will feel less guilt for his (mis-) treatment of her if he can convince himself that she had hidden motives or is a slut."

Yes, I agree with this.

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