Clement • Link
If he had added "God good in His manifold blessings," it could have been a John Evelyn diary entry.
Pauline • Link
Pray this doesn't begin a countdown, one less word a day until no word!
What would the last word be?
Robert Watson • Link
This short entry makes me think of the shortest verse in The Bible. "Jesus wept."
JWB • Link
That's girlie stuff Louise H. How about this:
"...that the Fanatiques were up in arms in the City. And so I rose and went forth; where in the street I found every body in arms at the doors. So I returned (though with no good courage at all, but that I might not seem to be afeared), and got my sword and pistol, which, however, I had no powder to charge; and went to the door..."
Ramona in Idaho • Link
It's hard to choose favorites but two of mine would be
his great feast for Lord Sandwich in January 1669:...as noble as any man need to have I think, at least all was done in the noblest manner that ever I had any, and I have rarely seen in my life better anywhere else."
And secondly, his incomparable address to Parliament
which brought tears of joy to my eyes for our boy.
What are your favourite diary moments?
Phil has posted this:
As we approach the end of the diary it would be great to read what your favourite moments from the diary are. Any particular phrases or events that have stuck in your head? Any especially memorable descriptions? If it’s a brief snippet, post it in a comment below, with a link to the diary entry. If you have an entire entry that you want to share, just post a link to it and tell us why you love it.
Thanks to Pauline Benson on the discussion list for this idea!
My hope is these nifty memories posted above will be reposted there.
Geoff Hallett • Link
Louise H- must have joined Diary just after this entry. It is quite incredible. I have printed a few favourites off in the past and so with this. The annotators contributions to it are remarkable in depth and understanding. Such contributions are what makes the forthcoming end of our journey so much the harder. Thanks to you all.
Linda F • Link
Louise, thank you for the link to this entry -- I well remembered it, but not the date. It was like tearing up her heart. Definitely the most vivid entry.
chris • Link
I cherish the memory of burying the cheese to protect it from the Great Fire
Craig Nicol • Link
Phil , I have read a shortened version of the diary and only caught up with you on line about 9 months ago , it has been fantastic and thank you for your dedication and hard work , sorry it is coming to end , hope to get up to St Olaves sometime this year , a word of caution to others, visited there last August but it was closed for the whole of the month .