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Jude Russo has posted five annotations/comments since 30 August 2023.

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Third Reading

About Monday 3 December 1660

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I wonder whether Sam's resolution has anything to do with the beginning of the church year with the First Sunday of Advent the day before.

About Wednesday 12 September 1660

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Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655) was a well-regarded French philosopher and an astronomer by training. His life's project was reviving the atomic physics of the ancient Epicurean school; in the mid-1650s, these efforts made a bit of a splash in English academic circles, particularly after the 1654 publication of a work titled "Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charletoniana, or A Fabrick of Science Natural, upon a Hypothesis of Atoms, Founded by Epicurus, Repaired by Petrus Gassendus, and Augmented by Walter Charleton."

It's neat to see our man Pepys having the most cutting-edge scientific thinkers in his library---all the more interesting if, as Glyn persuasively suggests above, that it's his old college textbooks.

About Wednesday 29 August 1660

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In re "which" above: The 1662 Book of Common Prayer has the wording "Our Father, which art in heaven"---still a perfectly acceptable use of the time, irrespective of the social standing of the antecedent!