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About Sunday 7 February 1668/69

William Clifford  •  Link

This jealousy thing with Elizabeth is now getting rather ridiculous. Yes. Sam was a swine in having the thing with the maid but, as to not being allowed out on his own, not being allowed even to look at another woman and now hysterics over what he even dreams about. Total lunacy. He should be having some sharp words with her and she needs to give her head a shake.

About Thursday 23 April 1668

William Clifford  •  Link

In the ensuing century or so, they must have gone out of fashion as....”While today it’s considered a delicacy, lobster was once a poor man’s food. Thanks to its overabundance, people quickly became sick of the shellfish and only fed it to animals, prisoners, and indentured servants. However, lobster became a popular luxury food in the late 1800s and remains one to this day.”

About Lobster

William Clifford  •  Link

While today it’s considered a delicacy, lobster was once a poor man’s food. Thanks to its overabundance, people quickly became sick of the shellfish and only fed it to animals, prisoners, and indentured servants. However, lobster became a popular luxury food in the late 1800s and remains one to this day.

About Cards

William Clifford  •  Link

In 1628, the Mistery of Makers of Playing Cards of the City of London (now the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards) was incorporated under a royal charter by Charles I; the Company received livery status from the Court of Aldermen of the City of London in 1792. [66] The Company still exists today, having expanded its member ranks to include "card makers... card collectors, dealers, bridge players, [and] magicians"