Saturday 15 May 1669

Up, and at the Office all the morning. Dined at home and Creed with me home, and I did discourse about evening some reckonings with him in the afternoon; but I could not, for my eyes, do it, which troubled me, and vexed him that would not; but yet we were friends, I advancing him more without it, and so to walk all the afternoon together in the garden; and I perceive still he do expect a change in of matters, especially as to religion, and fits himself for it by professing himself for it in his discourse. He gone, I to my business at my Office, and so at night home to supper, and to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"vexed him that I would not" --- L&M.

E.   Link to this

Creed has perhaps been dining with the Vicar of Bray and taking counsel there.

Robert Gertz   Link to this

This has a frosty sound...Settling accounts with Creed,

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"I perceive still he do expect a change in of matters, especially as to religion"

Creed was a Puritan, as he also affirmed on 3 May: "Creed...makes no doubt but that all will turn to the old religion" http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1669/05/03/

Mary   Link to this

"a change in our matters" per L&M.

Mark S   Link to this

For anyone who isn't familiar with 'The Vicar of Bray', here's a version of the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viw5JXopin0

and the lyrics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vicar_of_Bray_...

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