Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:
Good History of Ware. (With slight spoiler.)
more on horsing it and Ware http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/08/02/http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/09/17/from Paul Chapin on Mon 20 Sep 2004, 3:46 am |Great Bed of WareDescription: http://oak.atlantia.sca.org/18/18bedofware.pdfPhoto: http://www.pbase.com/image/25006312
http://www.antiquemaps.com/uk/roads/ogil100.htmbetween Puckeridge and Hare street. http://www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk/buntingfo...http://www.btinternet.com/~roads/a1-99/10.htmlPuckeridge, where Pepys ?baited?, was obviously an important http://www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk/buntingfo...
How interesting is the use of bayte.The Oxford dictionary gives bait as 'a snack on a journey' and 'feed for a horse' as two of the word's meanings. Webster seems to have not come across such meanings for bait. When fruit picking in Gloucestershire in the 1960s and lorry-driving in Herefordshire in the 1980s my workmates all had 'bait-time' for their mid-morning snack. I had always taken it to be local slang. So, Sam had his bait-time too three hundred years ago.
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