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psw has posted 54 annotations/comments since 25 January 2018.

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About Monday 31 May 1669

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This has been such a pleasure. Thanks to all, esp Phil Gyford and all the erudite annotator-educators. Fascinating stuff.

About Wednesday 28 April 1669

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Mr. Sheres sent me, in two volumes, Mariana his History of Spaine, in Spanish, an excellent book; and I am much obliged for it to him.

Sam: this is a subterfuge; he be interested in Your Wife.

About Tuesday 27 April 1669

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TF: Expecting to find link to Sheeres's method of constructing the mole but find Cholmley.

About Monday 26 April 1669

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Much to my chagrin about a week after the masons had re-fronted a fireplace with new brick I wanted to test the draw and in do doing started a chimney fire...with a roar. It acts like a ram jet and frighted me well. Had only water to throw on the fire which immediately extinguished it...and (chagrin) the thermal shock of the water cracked my newly fronted fireplace forever.

A smoky gun blast would server better cutting off for a moment the oxygen supply. Never thought of that before.

About Thursday 15 April 1669

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He did force himself; he even says that. She disappointed because she wants him to love her. Our philandering hero wants to get it off and mamalles her.

Still, our hero is quite a guy. How long has it been since the blistering Bess attack?

About Wednesday 14 April 1669

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good notes of sermons and religion; wrote with her own hand, hand, which nobody ever knew of; which I am glad of: but she was always a peevish lady.

Ha ha...he turns these phrases with shocking value.