Saturday 13 February 1668/69

Up, and all the morning at the office, and at noon home to dinner, and thence to the office again mighty busy, to my great content, till night, and then home to supper and, my eyes being weary, to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

Arlington to Ossory
Written from: [London]
Date: 13 February 1669

Communicates his conversation with the Duke of Ormond upon the coming change in the government of Ireland, - which greatly troubles his Grace. And it troubles the writer, too, as wishing the Duke's satisfaction, and yet being unable to procure it. ... His Grace says that he cannot live in England; ... and, upon the whole matter, the writer knows not how to advise Lord Ossory respecting himself; ... unless he would be content ... to live at Goring, where, he adds, "methinks a little would suffice".

Terry Foreman   Link to this

John Evelyn's Diary

13 February 1669 I presented his Majesty with my ' History of the Three [MS 'Four'] Impostors ;' [ ] he told me of other like cheates. I gave my booke to Lord Arlington, to whom I dedicated it. It was now that he began to tempt me about writing ' the Dutch War.'

Terry Foreman   Link to this

JOHN EVELYN, THE HISTORY OF SABATAI SEVI, The Suppos'd Messiah OF THE JEWS. (1669) Project Gutenberg edition of the 1968 Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 131 of the most substantial part of *The Three Impostors*

Dorothy Willis   Link to this

I was looking at the weather information from John Gadbury's diary and am impressed by how little Pepys "talks about the weather." It is a constant topic for most diarists, but he always has something more interesting to write about, bless him!

pepfie   Link to this

"The Suppos’d Messiah" vs. J.E.'s true Messiah

cf. motes and beams (KJV Matthew 7:3,4)

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