Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
John G has posted 51 annotations/comments since 6 October 2014.
About Friday 23 June 1665
Many thanks, Terry.
In the first line, 'His Royal Highness' cannot be the King, as the link says, as the king is 'His Majesty' and SP always refers to him as such.Is it in fact the Prince, although PS always refers to him as 'The Prince'?Any comments on this?
About Saturday 24 June 1665
What is 'yenta'??
About Sunday 4 December 1664
A footnote to Josselin's diary says that a webster is a clothier.
About Sunday 19 June 1664
CENTRAL ENGLAND TEMPERATUREYou can look this up on the internet yourself.
About Friday 15 April 1664
www.chonday.com/Videos/vintalocks…This is an interesting door lock that could have been used by Samuel Pepys.
If the link does not work just Google 'vintage lock from 1680'.
About Sunday 31 January 1663/64
Excellent comments Sasha and Mountebank. Many thanks.
About Friday 9 October 1663
Am I the only one who thinks Gertz is a bit of a pain in the arse? Now we have others copying him. Oh no.
About Friday 10 July 1663
Apparently all punctuation in this version of the diary was added by the translator so should be ignored.
About Wednesday 22 January 1661/62
Madam Palmer and Samuel's wife are very much alike in facial features, aren't they. No wonder Samuel is enamoured.
About Saturday 5 October 1661
I think vincente means 'conversant'.