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Christopher has posted 15 annotations/comments since 19 September 2015.

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About Thursday 14 September 1665

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from Sept. 12. to 19. the moon at full on the 14. though the weather cold, and winds stirring yet there was an increase again and especially within the walls where there died. 1493. of the plague 1189. this bill was 8297. of the plague 7165. and yet Coln preserved.

About Saturday 16 September 1665

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Sept. 16. God good in Colnes preservation, yet Colchester increases in illness being spread over the whole town, after frequent reports of a most wonderful increase this week it abated through mercy.

About Tuesday 12 September 1665

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Sept. 23. God good in our public preservation. a poor woman Wades wife drowned herself this night. thought there died at Colchester this week 184. from Sept. 12. to 19. the moon at full on the 14. though the weather cold, and winds stirring yet there was an increase again and especially within the walls where there died. 1493. of the plague 1189. this bill was 8297. of the plague 7165. and yet Coln preserved.

About Friday 15 May 1663

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Now so deadly full of jealousy I am that my heart and head did so cast about and fret that I could not do any business possibly, but went out to my office, and anon late home again...

Clearly very late if wrote this lengthiest of all entries so far (I believe) at the office. Venting his jealously in feverishly setting down a day full of events before returning home? The process of remembering the day tempering his jealously?

About Thursday 13 November 1662

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I recall an earlier post where Sam tore up a letter Liz had written to him. He hadn't read it, tore it up in front of her, then felt sorry about doing it. Maybe she finds writing a carefully constructed letter easier than debating to her opinionated and "high" husband in her second language.

About Sunday 12 October 1662

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And Sam is doing all the heavy lifting of the family business. It's all up to him. It's a lot to think about and a heavy responsibility to carry by oneself.

Separate issue: isn't this our first Lords Day without a supplemental entry by Ralph?