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Kyle in San Diego has posted 42 annotations/comments since 5 April 2020.

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About Wednesday 9 July 1662

Kyle in San Diego  •  Link

Thank you for pointing that out to me. I try my best to answer any questions I have first, before posting an annotation, still, I do not always succeed in finding the answer even though there is something to be found.

About Wednesday 9 July 1662

Kyle in San Diego  •  Link

"while I was for an hour making a hole behind my seat in my closet to look into the office" It seems S is making a spy hole to his office. First, I didn't know his office was next to his house. Second, who else would be in his office that he needs to spy on? I can't quite figure out if Penn and Batten are sometimes in his office or not.

About Saturday 15 February 1661/62

Kyle in San Diego  •  Link

Regarding handshaking and Vicenzo's request from 2005, we really need to get working on finding out when handshaking became customary. Any inside would be much appreciated.

About Saturday 1 March 1661/62

Kyle in San Diego  •  Link

Does anyone have the feeling that when S goes to see a play is it not advertised who wrote it? I've listened on an abridged audiobook all of the entries from the beginning up to July 1 1660 and an unabridged audiobook from July 1 1660 to here and have only once heard him say who wrote the play that he saw.

About Wednesday 14 August 1661

Kyle in San Diego  •  Link

Can anyone translate these numbers into modern terms that are understandable
how our own very bills are offered upon the Exchange, to be sold at 20 in the 100 loss.

About Thursday 21 November 1661

Kyle in San Diego  •  Link

What do you think this means exactly: "it being the first afternoon that we have sat, which we are now to do always, so long as the Parliament sits," -- does he have to sit in Parliament and watch what is going on?

About Tuesday 2 April 1667

Kyle in San Diego  •  Link

I listen to it as an audiobook. I zip through about 2 audiobooks a month so it's no problem for me. I started out with an abridged version, but today I decided: "Wow! this is my chance to really live vicariously in someone else's life, let's get the unabridged version" I'm mostly interested to see how he deals with the hard times that are coming up in 1665 but for now I'm at June 1664. I don't try to understand everything and I'm just listening to it while driving in my car or cleaning or something like that. Every once in a while I'll bookmark something then later look it up on this site.