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Liz has posted 20 annotations/comments since 19 February 2020.

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About Wednesday 31 December 1662

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A pity Elizabeth wasn’t taken to the ball. I wonder what she said when she found out Sam had gone without her?

About Friday 19 December 1662

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I think ‘give over’ nowadays is an exclamation as in the song Come Outside quoted by H Ayers above. The meaning is ‘stop mucking/larking/messing about’. You wouldn’t use it to tell a workman to stop the job he was doing. At least not where I’m living (south east England). But I’m happy to be corrected!

About Friday 5 December 1662

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Butter ale has had a bit of a revival- see the Harry Potter Books/films (J K Rowling).

About Friday 19 September 1662

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Note for future readers: the Mayflower events are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully back on track next year (2021).

About Monday 25 August 1662

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Is this the first time SP has mentioned eating fruit? Apologies if it was mentioned before and I’ve forgotten!

About Wednesday 1 January 1661/62

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Confused! Went to the theatre, then the stationers then to the theatre again. I wish SP would keep a logical sequence.

About Wednesday 13 November 1661

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Maybe I’ve missed something but last year SP seemed to be getting money right left and and centre and thankful for his riches. Now he is worrying about having to cut back. What’s happened to all the money? Or is he only concerned because he had to spend money on Elizabeth?

About Sunday 20 October 1661

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Will’s hat: could it simply be that he was cold? After all, it is October and no central heating...

About Thursday 11 April 1661

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On the subject of bait/bate. In the 70s in Sussex, England, older workman would talk of having their bait/bate, meaning morning break. I haven’t heard the term used since, though.

About Guildhall

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It’s such a shame that the majority of the links in all the days’ annotations are broken. But as I am 17 years behind the first set of comments, I shouldn’t be too surprised. Even some of the 2005 links are 404s. Still enjoying this, though🙂

About Thursday 2 August 1660

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Jenny Doughty: yes I believe you are correct. Having suffered from this myself, your usage of ‘plump’ is about right (was this an intentional pun?!) I have purchased Sara George’s book and look forward to reading it - I hadn’t come across it before. Thank you for the heads up, as people say nowadays.

About Thursday 31 May 1660

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Laxatives: in the sixties, a school friend was given a dose of laxative regularly each Friday whether it was needed or not. Fortunately, with the trend for a high fibre diet nowadays, such cruelty is no longer needed!

About Tuesday 21 February 1659/60

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Am I reading this correctly- Mrs P was unwell and went to bed early but Samuel and Mr Hunt and Mr Spong spent some time singing. Poor Mrs P!