Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Sunday 20 September 1668
Most gracious LKvM.
About Thursday 17 September 1668
Rollo the Viking and Mr. Normandy himself! I wonder if the Siege of Paris was enacted?
About Friday 21 August 1668
"good, but not like."
I take this to mean the likeness' are not 'like' as opposed to the malformed 'me not like'? We have complained before that Lely's women tend to all look the same.
About Monday 10 August 1668
No moaning/heavy breathing by either him or Deb? He enjoyed it but did she?
About Wednesday 22 July 1668
Reasons were needed for removing Charles head. The loss of La Rochelle was on it.
Loss of Rochelle was cited (in their list) as another reason for Chuck to get the great nod.
Rochelle! Still a haven for the English? I thought that was finished in Charles I time.
About Sunday 19 July 1668
So sayeth the preacher. Very funny TF.
About Sunday 12 July 1668
Then there is anglicizing. In my own family Dietrich Goertzen was legally changed to Ross Stanfield. So the pool is ever smaller. It was excellent for business, esp. after the war. I have noticed a tendency of moving slightly off target now to Irish, Welsh or Scottish. Not sure what that implies...
And yes Sarah, I feel better. Thank you. Of course I can't help wonder if the clever scoundrel who accused Will remained free?
About Monday 29 June 1668
I am still worried for Wm. Miller and his run in with that very clever thief. Whistle blower syndrome or what? You will update us Sarah?
About Friday 19 June 1668
RG - What about Dad himself? Sticking in the knife for another twist?
About Thursday 18 June 1668
And nothing about you diddling Deb just before the two girls go off on holidays together Sam? Yes, let's talk all night about that... As if!
About Sunday 10 May 1668
I wonder what conversations between Balty and W. Hewer were like? Would they gossip about Sam? Fanfic anyone?
About Monday 27 April 1668
The reveal (for me) on Pepys sexual antics was his molestation of Bess' companion Deb. This undermines Bess in many critical ways and if he truly loved her he would have refrained from that particular conquest. Clearly, he doesn't really apply any sort of imaginative identification with Bess' mental health. This leads me to believe that he really doesn't love her. All exceptions that our annotators allow for Sam's behaviour because he really does 'love' Bess are misplaced. He doesn't.
Casanova was a lover (with many less lovely attributes), (and writer of a beautiful biography) our Sam is a molester (with many other becoming attributes).
About Sunday 26 April 1668
My favourite friend name from childhood! Butch Bland.
About Thursday 23 April 1668
Correction: Pepys is a molester not a lover.
About Friday 10 April 1668
And who's building the new chain for the Golden Thames? The other one broke too easily as I recall.
About Thursday 9 April 1668
Sounds exactly like the Ukraine this very day with Russian troops massing and lots of guns on the table.
About Wednesday 1 April 1668
One thing Pepys is doing successfully is ensuring that Bess remains lonely. Deb (her companion) has dirty secrets now. Thanks for nothing Sam.
About Friday 27 March 1668
Thanks Harry R. How could I forget Beauty Retire! Good pricking, sad unconvincing song.