Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Mr. Osbaston, "lost a wager to Sir W. Batten, Sir W. Rider, and Sir R. Ford, a good while since and now [4 July 1665] it is spent [at the Dolphin on a good dinner]. The wager was that ten of our ships should not have a fight with ten of the enemy’s before Michaelmas. "
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