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Dorothy has posted 2 annotations/comments since 21 May 2016.

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About Friday 29 March 1667

Dorothy  •  Link

I have been reading along for years now and never posted, but today john inspired me. I am sure Pepys' diary entries are more open about his true actions, feelings, motives, etc. than any of us could achieve if we kept a diary. We would all self-censor to make ourselves look good, even if was just to our future rereading self. But every day I see comments so smug and complacent they might as well adapt the words of the pharisee, "God, I thank you that I am not like this man." I have always thought reviews and comments tell more about the reviewer and commenters themselves than the subject under consideration and my years in this group have proven it to me.

About Wednesday 20 May 1663

Dorothy  •  Link

In Charles Dickens' "Bleak House" Prince Turveydrop provides the music for the dancing lessons he gives by playing a small violin called a "kit." I found this Wikipedia article on the subject. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_violin It seems likely to me Mr. Pemberton may do something similar when he is giving a lesson.