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jimmigee has posted 30 annotations/comments since 12 April 2017.


About Monday 30 June 1662

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"what a mind I had to her, but did not meddle"
Nearly every day this month I read about a famous person who now wishes that he had done the same!

About Monday 17 February 1661/62

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Re Sasha's Bible quote. . . so those religions that forbid drinking of wine, beer or stronger stuff must be guided by other scriptural quotes?

About Tuesday 10 December 1661

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Not only kings being unpunctual. In 1945 the Pope gave audiences for soldiers and others in a huge reception chamber. The American writer Edmund Wilson and New Yorker correspondent Philip Hamburger attended one. "It was hot and crowded, and when Pius XII was five, ten, fifteen and then twenty minutes late, Wilson boomed out, 'Where is that goddamned pope?' This outburst, Hamburger says, 'brought to his side more Swiss Guards than had probably been seen in action since the Reformation, with their pikes extended toward him.' " --Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature by Lewis Dabney.