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jimmigee has posted 35 annotations/comments since 12 April 2017.

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Third Reading

About Thursday 11 July 1667

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I confess that I cringe when I read about these experiments on live animals.
Yes, I understand that they often furthered scientific knowledge.

Second Reading

About Friday 10 May 1667

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"drove hard towards Clerkenwell,1 thinking to have overtaken my Lady Newcastle, whom I saw before us in her coach, with 100 boys and girls running looking upon her but I could not"
Yes, thinking about today's celebrities pursued by the paparazzi.

And yes, thank you Phil for providing my daily lesson for many years.

About Wednesday 24 October 1666

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"gin became vastly more popular, particularly in its baser forms, when it was more likely to be flavored with turpentine, rather than the juniper of later London gins."
Ewww--not in my cocktail book.

About Saturday 12 May 1666

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I also would have liked to have read later entries.
The plague seems to be up and down, similar to what we are experiencing this year of the pandemic.

About Saturday 21 October 1665

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Fortunately, there is no campaign to kill dogs (or cats) during the current COVID19 pandemic. Actually sales and adoptions of dogs have soared as we cope with lockdowns and being cooped up in our homes.

About Saturday 19 August 1665

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"Is'nt he just one of those characters we would all love to meet?"
Yes, but I wouldn't want to try to keep up with him!

About Sunday 7 May 1665

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"only librarians obsess over copyright in these days . . ."
Those of us who have written biographies, histories, etc. need be aware of copyright laws and "fair use" when dealing with sources including photographs.

About Wednesday 14 September 1664

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Celebrating the diary midpoint at home during the COVID19 lockdown. Perhaps this difficult time will be behind us by the time we reach the London plague entries.

About Tuesday 8 March 1663/64

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"I do not find myself in the least apprehensive that I have done any violence to my oaths"
Sam, just continue saying that to yourself and you'll be OK.

About Tuesday 7 April 1663

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Clove oil is still used as a relief from toothache. Yes, the "good old days" of medicine and dentristry were NOT.

About Friday 20 February 1662/63

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American presidents have had their presidential yachts and I'm sure that gold sails mentioned by StanB would interest our current White House resident.