Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Bridget Carrie Davis has posted 27 annotations/comments since 9 April 2017.
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About Wednesday 13 July 1664
Thanks Tonyel. :)
Up and to my office, at noon (after having at an alehouse hard by discoursed with one Mr. Tyler, a neighbour, and
At an alehouse hard by discourse...?
About Monday 11 July 1664
Poor Sam, he was so happy about being able to pass water so readily, now he is suffering so badly that he feels he cannot get out of bed in order to save his own home. Is this because of what he ate today?
About Wednesday 6 July 1664
This was a delightful entry; I clicked on almost every link, it was all so interesting to me. Is the King's pleasure boat the one that will, SPOILER, be destroyed by the Dutch in a few years?
About Thursday 30 June 1664
I think I see your point, Sasha; thanks. Perhaps the elder Pepys simply did not have the resources.
they buy good meate, yet can never have it before it stinks, which I am ashamed of.
I cannot imagine what excuse they have for letting meat go that bad instead of just cooking it. I feel for you, Sam; this will not help your relationship with Sandwich.
About Sunday 12 June 1664
It sounds to me as though Sam didn't go to the christening because he felt slighted and that is why Elizabeth was so vocal about it.
About Wednesday 8 June 1664
Thanks, Terry, those are wonderful links.
Was Sam's "shorthand" a cryptogram? I know that keeping diaries in code has been popular throughout history.
About Tuesday 7 June 1664
Poor Elizabeth (and Sam, of course). Do we know what is wrong with our young Bess?