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Silver Smith has posted 4 annotations/comments since 16 August 2016.

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About Charles Stuart (I, King 1600-1649)

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Terry- Charles I in Prison
Was this just an exaggeration by De La Roche or was Charles I actually surrounded by a dozen men while he was in prison and seemingly in a happy or party mood? Maybe he didn't realize he was going to lose his head at this point!

About Roll Call. Say hello!

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I have been reading the diary, including the annotations, straight through on a daily basis over the last 16 months and have finally come to Sam's last entry. I thank Samuel Pepys for his treasury of a diary that has allowed all of us to essentially travel back to the England of the 17th century. I only wish I had found this excellent Phil Gyford masterpiece when he first started it online. Thank you Phil for your dedication and tremendous effort in bringing Samuel Pepys Diary to this modern forum. I also want to thank all the annotators, esp. Terry, Robert, and Jeannine, for the historical expansion and details that you provided to all us readers. Sam remained the true Sam through his final entry. It was a great read and I loved every minute of it!
Luther Smith (Silver Smith)
Meridian, Mississippi
October 26, 2016

About Monday 31 May 1669

Silver Smith  •  Link

I have been reading the diary, including the annotations, straight through on a daily basis over the last 16 months and have finally come to Sam's last entry. I thank Samuel Pepys for his treasury of a diary that has allowed all of us to essentially travel back to the England of the 17th century. I only wish I had found this excellent Phil Gyford masterpiece when he first started it online. Thank you Phil for your dedication and tremendous effort in bringing Samuel Pepys Diary to this modern forum. I also want to thank all the annotators, esp. Terry, Robert, and Jeannine, for the historical expansion and details that you provided to all us readers. Sam remained the true Sam through his final entry. It was a great read and I loved every minute of it!
Luther Smith (Silver Smith)
Meridian, Mississippi
October 26, 2016

About Tuesday 2 March 1668/69

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Hi folks, if anyone is still reading Pepys Diary, I've been reading the diary and all the wonderful annotations now for about a year. The end of the diary is approaching quickly and I dread the day of the final entry. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and have certainly learned a lot about 17th century England thanks to Samuel Pepys dogged determination in putting pen to paper, day after day and year after year, in spite of the terrible problems with his eyes for a good part of it. Thank you Phil for providing the diary in this electronic format. You have done a great work and I feel sure that, like Pepys, it took a lot of dogged determination by you to create this masterpiece. Now, I will return to the reading of the diary to its end then take a look at other books about good ole Samuel Pepys.