Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Monday 18 May 1668
SC, thanks for that interesting information.
Oh no! Not more would be RGs!By the way, what is a 'Bich'?
About Tuesday 5 May 1668
Read today that French fishermen are protesting about fishing rights after Brexit. Still the same problems after three and a half centuries!
About Wednesday 22 April 1668
Yes John. I, here in Australia, recall hearing of gay blades back in the 1940s.
About Tuesday 7 April 1668
Thanks Christopher for the definition.Missing is the much earlier quote from Hamlet! 'Aye, there's the rub.'
About Thursday 5 March 1667/68
Thank you Stephane for that fascinating insight.John G, Sydney
About Thursday 23 January 1667/68
I have a candle snuffer of the scissor type with a box structure on one leg and a plate on the other which grips the wick, cuts it, and snuffs it inside the box thus holding any residue without the risk of it falling onto the table or sideboard.
About Saturday 11 January 1667/68
Thanks for the rescue San Diego Sarah and Gerald Berg.Some years ago I posted a similar observation to Wikipedia about sundry portraits therein and received assurances from various experts that they were indeed verified as being the nominated sitters' true images!Overwork is a good excuse! Thanks.John GSydney
Is it just me?I have been looking at the portraits of all the various women mentioned in these pages for years now, and they all look like the same person!
About Sunday 8 December 1667
"...that it was better for us in the Navy to have men that do understand the whole, and that are not passionate;..."'Not passionate' = dispassionate or unbiased.Yes, as an ex auditor here in Australia I understood how important it was to fully understand that which I was examining.
About Saturday 28 September 1667
'I have heard of your paintings well enough. God hath given you one face and you make yourselves another[…] It hath made me mad. (III.i.141-6).' So said Hamlet.Interesting that Sam feels the same way.
About Tuesday 17 September 1667
I think that Sam's exploits are rather mild from what I have observed over the years here in Australia. When I started work many many years ago my senior used to inform me of all the 'goings on' in his street. If I had visited the area, I could have recited the preferences of each house I passed and who was hopping over whose fence to visit regularly. Then there were the office 'hookups'. Then there were the various exploits during university student years, after which many became faculty members and carried on ad lib with their students.All very normal!
About Thursday 22 August 1667
Had to smile when Pepys lauds his wife with her cuffs etc. after having complained about their purchase!
About Tuesday 20 August 1667
Terry's cuffs link no longer works but I found another link to a V&A collection item from the same era:- http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O362402/pair-of…Lovely work.
About Monday 12 August 1667
Loved the snippet of information about where his printseller is located. Quite unnecessary for him but invaluable for us so many years after.
About Friday 5 July 1667
"Sjoerd. Ow shoot!"
What does this mean? No guns mentioned in the diary.
John G, Sydney
About Thursday 25 April 1667
The grand photo from which Hubble discovered the universe.
Thanks all. JohnG, Sydney
About Saturday 30 March 1667
Many thanks San Diego Sarah.Also will investigate the Josselin diary.
About Friday 29 March 1667
Heartily agree with you John, and thanks for the back-up Dorothy and Timo.Wonder how many others out there agree with us (silently)?
I did not know that Pepys wore a 'bun or tea-cake' on his head! Ha ha!This is the description of a 'Whigg' given when one hovers one's cursor over the 'periwigg' in the first line. Sorry, don't know how to correct this or to whom to refer this.John G, Sydney