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Neil Ferguson has posted seven annotations/comments since 6 April 2015.

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Second Reading

About Wednesday 4 July 1660

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It is a great pity that Todd Bernhardt takes it upon himself to reveal what is going to happen in the next few weeks. A major delight is the anticipation of what will happen in Sam's life .

About Monday 7 May 1660

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A mere 12 yrs after it was written ..but let me express my appreciation of the humour of Vincent's riposte re Common Law

About Saturday 21 April 1660

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Oysters were a staple food for Londoners in Pepys time...
For the advice of mr Forman above oysters are eaten all around the world....usually fresh from the shell and have been so for a long long time ....even before 1913 .

About Sunday 15 January 1659/60

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Ed...I would believe that Pepys had an extremely stressful lifestyle at this time in his life. Reasons...
He had a relatively uncertain job and had severe money problems.
He depended on keeping the goodwill of others for his whole particular Montagu .
Montagu was under a cloud and keeping a very low profile in Hitchenbrooke because he had been an overt republican...
England particular London, was in a state of flux ......between Republicanism and possible royalty return .....with possible retribution and religious complications.
All in all very uncertain times .....

About Thursday 5 January 1659/60

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If today's crop of scientists were out and about the cold would have been put down to a reduction on CO2 in the atmosphere......burn more fossil fuels !

About Tuesday 3 January 1659/60

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Wonderful site.! I read some of the diary many moons ago and often lost the thread because of the expressions and vocabulary . ....but with this it becomes a true adventure into a fascinating period by a hyperactive man. My wife has been reading on the site for a long time ....last thing at night in bed on her IPad...and has been levering me to get started ( she is near the end) . She finally succeeded thank goodness. Can anyone advise me how to cut the tags( text details when tapped ) off when using an IPad. I. Find I have to restart the whole site to remove .