Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Deborah has posted six annotations/comments since 1 March 2015.
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I believe coat hangers, as we know them, were originally called "shoulders".
".....stand upon my own legs. ..."
In (British) English now, we stand on our own two feet.
The vector fleas needed to reach somewhere vulnerable to their bite, so long socks were a barrier. This could also be why plague happened in summer.
Do we have any information on Sam’s socks?
"But I do very much fear that Mrs. Pickering’s honour, if the world comes to take notice of it, may be wronged by it."
Right to worry, Sam, as without you, it would be long forgotten.
From Shakespeare to Defoe: Malaria in England in the Little Ice Age
Here is a direct link to the article commented on ten years ago.
Yet now, corporal punishment is seen as such an unsophisticated management technique.