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About Monday 27 January 1667/68

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“ yes, I add my thanks too, job quietly well done” - Salty CAN speak normally!! Shocked 😮. And my thanks too Phil as a second rounder. The past 7 or 8 years have been time very well spent. Amazing effort by all. 👏🏼

About Sunday 18 August 1667

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Sounds like young Sam has got his swagger back after his first legit leg over of the summer

About Saturday 3 August 1667

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According to SDS’s Bank of England inflation calculator, the navy debt would be around £250 million in today’s money. That would only buy you an F35 fighter, with a little change left over nowadays.

Thinking about it tho, just one of those wold have quite easily taken care of that annoying Dutch fleet... Dracarys!

About Values today

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According to SDS’s Bank of England inflation calculator, the navy debt would be around £250 million in today’s money. That would only buy you an F35 fighter, with a little change left over nowadays.

Thinking about it tho, just one of those wold have quite easily taken care of that annoying Dutch fleet... Dracarys!

About Monday 29 July 1667

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That was exhausting... 3783 words. Certainly one of the longest entries so far.

About Tuesday 9 July 1667

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Agreed Marquess. The Crown is really on the back foot here. Quivering as the Dutch fleet heaves in to Dover

About Friday 28 June 1667

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defluxions.
According to https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deflux…
Definition of defluxion
1 : DOWNFLOW
2 obsolete
a : a flowing down of fluid matter (as a copious discharge from the nose in catarrh)
b : INFLAMMATION
c : sudden loss of hair

I’m surprised no one queried this. First time I’ve heard the word used. Presumably 2.a in this case.

About Wednesday 26 June 1667

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This is one of those entries where I feel Pepys is conscious of his role as a chronicler of his times. Not just reporting on touching up one of the maids...

About Saturday 15 June 1667

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Thanks as always for your insight Sarah. I must have been a very uncomfortable negotiating position for the English delegation when the magnitude of the disaster began filtering back to them. Sneaky Dutchies! ( I know that because I married one 😉)

About Saturday 15 June 1667

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Does anyone know the whereabouts of the delegation for the peace talks or the status of their negotiations during this moment of treachery (oportunism?) by de Ruyter? Was the Admiraal acting as a free agent?

About Thursday 23 May 1667

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When I began reading this diary I was expecting to get to grips with the political history of London. I had no idea we’d be getting so down and dirty with our randy little hero. It’s fascinating... Despite Roger Gertz’ frequent and stirring defences of Pepys’, frankly rather boring, wife, it seems abundantly clear to me that his marriage is lacking in something essential. I know many readers here find his activities unacceptable, but It really is no different from the way many people carry on in our world today. Except perhaps his candour.

About Thursday 23 May 1667

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Gerald, my first impression was that Mrs Daniels probably knew perfectly well what she was letting herself in for but was most likely resistant to being caught by his wife.

About Saturday 11 May 1667

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Ibiza Sarah. Sure the numbers are not the same as Pepys’ time, but the feelings have been very similar. Especially the uncertainty at the start - we have been effectively cut off from the rest of the world for 8 weeks with all ports closed and separated from close family. Luckily we have a greater understanding of pathogens nowadays and decent universal healthcare behind us. Well some of us at least...

About Saturday 11 May 1667

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When I first began to read this diary 7 years ago the part I most looked forward to was the Great Plague. To get an insight into what it might be like to live through a pandemic was fascinating to me, little knowing that we would one day live to experience anything similar. Yet here we are... Today marks an important turning point - after 8 weeks of solid lockdown in Spain (and I mean solid, unlike most other countries), constantly checking the local parish records of infections and deaths, we have finally been allowed out to enjoy a beer in the sunshine. Luckily I live on a small island, isolated from the worst effects of the coronavirus where the mortality rate has been low, due almost entirely to strict observance of social distancing regulations. Nevertheless, today was a good day. Let us all hope there are many more to come for all of our sakes and especially for my fellow followers of Pepys.

About Saturday 27 April 1667

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Terry, Pepys seems to only ever use doubt to mean suspect. If that was common usage at the time, do you remember if any of the linguists on here ever alluded to when a shift in meaning occurred?

About Friday 26 April 1667

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Very good point TW. Although whether Pepys’ words, at the moment of writing, were for a future audience is still open to debate.

Thanks for the tip Terry