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?
About Sunday 29 May 1664
Does he mean a bath on the top floor? But why when the water must be carried up? Is this customary for the era?
About Wednesday 25 May 1664
I was touched by Cape Henry's observation:I find it rather poignant that Tom, who would otherwise have vanished forever, is immortalized by the brother who found him so wanting.Well said!
About Saturday 21 May 1664
Thank you, Marquess. Is this the link that you used? https://archive.org/details/Diary…
About Thursday 19 May 1664
jeannine on 20 May 2007 • Link • Flag
From Ruth Norrington's "My Dearest Minette"
Thank you Jeannine, that was a delightful surprise to my day.
About Monday 16 May 1664
I find it odd that Sam would be invited to this experimenting on the dogs; was Mr Pierce Sam's surgeon?
About Saturday 14 May 1664
Thanks, Sasha. I know nothing of this subject.
Sam begins by blaming the cold; would cold exacerbate this passing of stones? Did he make it worse by going to work?
About Thursday 12 May 1664
and at noon Mrs. Hunt and her cozens child and mayd came and dined with me. My wife sick … in bed. I was troubled with it, but, however, could not help it, but attended them till after dinner,
I feel for Sam; up at 4am to start work early then unexpectedly has to entertain during his lunch time.
About Monday 9 May 1664
I wish I understood Elizabeth's malady and treatment better. Do we know that this is a reference to the cyst?
About Sunday 1 May 1664
Thanks, Mary K, that makes perfect sense!