Tuesday 19 January 1668/69

Up, and at the office all the morning. At noon eat a mouthful, and so with my wife to Madam Turner’s, and find her gone, but The. staid for us; and so to the King’s house, to see “Horace;” this the third day of its acting — a silly tragedy; but Lacy hath made a farce of several dances — between each act, one: but his words are but silly, and invention not extraordinary, as to the dances; only some Dutchmen come out of the mouth and tail of a Hamburgh sow. Thence, not much pleased with the play, set them at home in the Strand; and my wife and I home, and there to do a little business at the Office, and so home to supper and to bed.


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Jesse  •  Link

"some Dutchmen come out of the mouth and tail of a Hamburgh sow"

A "silly tragedy" indeed. Some sort of Trojan hog in the battle between the Horatii and the Curiatii? I'm guessing this is an unrelated inter-act amusement while the sets are being changed and the ladies visit the house of powder room.

Robert Gertz  •  Link

The stayed eh? Hmmn...

Take care, Sam...The's hinted at a certain disdain for Bess (the birdcage incident) and she always seems to be hanging around you when she visits. And if Bess wouldn't kill you, Jane Turner would.

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Maybe those Dutchmen should bring along the English fleet through that sow...Har dee har har...

Robert Gertz  •  Link

Heaven...

"And they called it...Puppy lo...ve..."

"Shut up, Bess..."

Giggle...

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