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Liz has posted 28 annotations/comments since 19 February 2020.

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About Saturday 6 February 1663/64

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Currently another plague is happening worldwide: over 36 million cases and over 1 million deaths due to COVID-19.

About Monday 1 February 1663/64

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Rex Gordon: I was told it was so the gentleman could draw his sword, should the need arise. Presumably there were no left handed gentlemen...

About Sunday 1 November 1663

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Food - what goes around , comes around. Cow’s cheeks are ‘in’ in upper crust eating lately.

About Monday 12 October 1663

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Ruben:‘Damocles thing of the Plague‘. Currently reeking havoc across the world at this moment (Covid 19)

About Sunday 16 August 1663

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Should we give Pembleton the benefit of the doubt? Sam is accusing him of the sorts of thoughts he (Sam) himself has.

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...