✹ About Thursday 22 September 1664 Robert Harneis on 23 Sep 2017 • Link "he did give me some advice, though not so good as he would have done at any other time of the year"I wonder if the logic of this is that timber is cut after the leaves are off the trees and the sap has stopped rising. 'Deales', which I take it are planks, would be less available and more expensive in September, immediately before the autumn when felled timber again becomes easily available. "...she tells me she thinks she is with child, but I neither believe nor desire it. But God's will be done!..."In the dim and distant (pre-pill) days when having children was still an issue, the world seemed to be divided into those that could hardly stop having children and those that could not have them at all. At the time I recall that, amongst our friends who did not have children, they very often said they did not want them. I tended not to believe them. Maybe I was biased.