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

17 Jan 2014, 5:41 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Dental hygene would have been non-existant as well. The oder from people's breath alone would be overwhelming to modern sensitivities.

19 Dec 2013, 4:04 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Never was so much written by so many about so few lines!

16 Dec 2013, 5:22 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I wish some of these annotators would concentrate on improving their modern spelling, and resist the temptation to try to invent their own versions of archaic spelling in their posts. Very pretentious.

2 Dec 2013, 6:46 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

My goodness, Vincent was verging on the intolerable.

26 Jul 2013, 4:19 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Here's an interesting take on from where the expression "Welch", as in renage on a promise, originated. This explanation comes from an actual Weshman. In Celtic culture there is no difference between this life and the next and the next life after that etc forever. Therefore from a purely Celtic viewpoint, if I owed money in this life but for some reason was unable to pay it, then quite naturally I would pay off the debt in the next life or the one after that. It has been understood by non-Celts (Anglo Saxons) that the Welsh therefore cannot be trusted - so the word Welsh/Welch is used to describe a person who does not pay up when the debt is due to be paid etc.

18 Jul 2013, 4:12 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

"they bought a Quarter of Lamb, and so we ate it, but it was not half roasted" I grew up in England, in an era when everything was over-cooked, meat vegetables, the lot. I'm sure he would be aghast at today's trend of consuming under-cooked beef, lamb etc.

16 Jul 2013, 3:24 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I think Montagu was possibly agnostic, or even atheist, who knew that he had to pay lip service to religion for his own safety.

28 Jun 2013, 6:08 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Gillian, Ill dressed refers to the food.

28 Jun 2013, 3:25 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Mark, I agree with your correction of the punctuation, but I think by badly dressed, Sam means badly presented rather than badly prepared.

7 Jun 2013, 4:13 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I would be very interested in the article.

22 May 2013, 5:13 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

The "regicides" are now in for a very rough ride, starting with Maj-General Thomas Harrison. Pepys will, later in the year, give a rather cool and brief description of the man's execution. Men who were, not long ago, being honored and promoted, are now being vilified and hunted down. The turncoats are ruling the roost.

2 Apr 2013, 9:21 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

The diary of Ralph Josselin is worth a look. It runs contemporaneously with Sam's diary, but is years longer. The man was a little too effusive with his devotions to God, but he was, after all, vicar of Earls Colne in Essex for many years. Not as detailed or interesting as Sam's observations, but an interesting insight into rural English life of this period. His details concerning prices of everyday commodities are fascinating.

6 Mar 2013, 9:48 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Oh, I see he's an old boy, thank goodness.

6 Mar 2013, 9:19 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Can we please loose hhomeboy and his long winded pomposity, please??

19 Feb 2013, 7:32 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

I did read the entire nine volumes some years ago, maybe that's where I saw the juicier bits.

19 Feb 2013, 4:42 p.m. - Weavethe hawk

Cannot understand why the more risque passages are missing this time around. I'm sure they were included in the previous postings.