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jude cooper has posted 18 annotations/comments since 7 March 2014.

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About Thursday 24 August 1665

jude cooper  •  Link

"We don't want competence and experience. ..we want an outsider who knows nothing!" Prophetic words ten years ago, Robert! Greetings from the age of Trump. What would Sam have made of these times i wonder

About Saturday 31 December 1664

jude cooper  •  Link

Yes. Happy new year all. So glad this is going round for a second time- it makes my morning every day. - Hopes for a good year in 2018-we seem to be living in times at least as interesting as those of Sam, unfortunately.

About Wednesday 14 September 1664

jude cooper  •  Link

I agree, and am already planning to jump aboard the diary when it comes round again in 1660. Can't imagine my morning coffee without it.

About Monday 14 March 1663/64

jude cooper  •  Link

Do we have any idea what Pepys actually called his wife, Elizabeth? Lizzie? Bess? Beth? Elisa? It would be great to know. And is there any evidence that Sam was called Sam and not Samuel by his friends and family?