Saturday 2 January 1668/69

Up, at the office all the morning, and at noon home to dinner, where I find my cabinet come home, and paid for it, and it pleases me and my wife well. So after dinner busy late at the office, and so home and to bed.

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Robert Gertz   Link to this

"My"? cabinet?...

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"Your?...I thought this was my New Year's gift. The first you've ever gotten me, by the way."

"Bess...In the marital sense...As in what's yours in mine, what's mine is yours...You know, dearest."

"Really...Then I think I'll be taking my coach, my horses...Out. By the by...Meet my new driver and footman..."

"Coleman!...Pembleton?!..."

"What can I say...The dancing game's not what it used to be." Pembleton notes, shrugging... "Where to, ma'am?"

"Oh, round the block a few times...Slow, boys..." grin... "Happy New Year, Sam'l." Closes door...

"Bess, mind that new...Oooh...Glass..."
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Peter Taylor   Link to this

You have to hand it to Sam he had a good work ethic, he worked hard to obtain his wealth, he ate and drank moderatly and maintained pretty good health, his only vice was in wanting to roger the freckle off everything in a skirt.

Geoff Hallett   Link to this

I wonder if Elizabeth's cabinet is among the many in Pepys Library in Cambridge?

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