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Weavethe hawk has posted 36 annotations/comments since 19 February 2013.

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7 Dec 2016, 5:25 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Ms Hudson, Sam is coming up in the world, he need a servant to confirm his status.

22 Nov 2016, 4:36 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I don't think it would have been too unusual to quote prices in the lower denomination. I remember very well as a kid before decimalization, shops would display the prices of their goods in shillings without referring to the pounds, e.g. 42/6d or 30/-. We even had a high street tailor who's slogan was "the Fifty Shilling Tailor."

7 Oct 2016, 4:20 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

They must have been fuming at the pompous little bugger with his bloody bell.

11 Jul 2016, 7:05 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

vicente, alta turpis fossa or caput, lutum stercusin, altae fossae, in Aqua epistula, in Aqua Scripto, in aqua pustula. And so it continues.

25 May 2016, 4:16 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I must say, I enjoyed the 2006 comment of Mons. Jean-Paul Buquet about Rev. Josselin and the horrifying prospect of a website featuring his slightly over pious diary entries. He really was a crashing bore.

26 Feb 2016, 9:04 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I know, shouldn't criticize annotators, but I can't wait to see the back of Mr. Gertz Shakespeare.

25 Jan 2016, 6:01 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

The lad has a cold sore!!!!!

14 Jan 2016, 5:31 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Great diary entry, one can almost smell the aromas and feel the atmosphere. Some nice annotations as well, no attempts at concocting little dramas for a change.

11 Dec 2015, 4:45 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

This is the first entry of the diary, so he already had one serving girl. Must have been a cramped little garret. "Blessed be God, at the end of the last year I was in very good health, without any sense of my old pain, but upon taking of cold. I lived in Axe Yard having my wife, and servant Jane, and no more in family than us three"

2 Dec 2015, 5:09 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

My dad was a Lancashire miner, and he used to get up at 04:30-05:00 in order to catch the early bus from Bolton to Mosley Common colliery, near Walkden Lancs. and I remember very well as a tiny boy hearing the "knocker up" come around every morning and tap on the bedroom windows. That would have been in the forties, and I assume that he carried a long stick.

2 Nov 2015, 7:24 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

XJY This entry a mess! The most miry prose Sam has written so far!! XJY is a mess!!

16 Sep 2015, 3:47 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

the 2005 folks tended to get extremely long winded about Sam's grammar. Did they not take into account the three and a half centuries of linguistic progression?

3 Nov 2014, 6:54 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Not in this version , he won't. All sexual references have been expurgated.

5 Sep 2014, 6:26 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

If I remember correctly, (and this isn't a spoiler), having read all of the diary, there will be some mention to come of Sam having eaten bad oysters. An horrendous experience for the man.

8 Aug 2014, 6:43 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

In Lancashire also (when I was a kid, a couple of years ago) we used to take our "bait" to work. That served as our break-time snack.

7 Jul 2014, 6:42 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I think Sasha is close to the mark. He probably found her in bed, looking pretty rough, and maybe smelling not too sweet.

6 May 2014, 3:23 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Not one mention of the "red faced parson", Mr Holland, which I would have thought to be an interesting topic. Anyone know how he came to be known by that sobriquet?

1 May 2014, 3:44 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I Haven't lived in London for many years, but I'm having difficulty trying to figure out how a location which is south of Wateroo can be north of Kennington.

4 Apr 2014, 4:21 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Becomes awfully long winded at times, doesn't it?

25 Mar 2014, 6:09 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I would love to know where I could see a larger version of the 1742 print showing the wall and gate in 1597.