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Gerald Berg has posted 413 annotations/comments since 4 March 2013.

19 Mar 2021, 5:13 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Right. "he doubts they will not do it" I think this is what threw me off the sense. It still does!

18 Mar 2021, 4:31 p.m. - Gerald Berg

"they will not do it so as to be seasonable for the King:" Seasonable? I thought I knew what it meant but maybe not.

16 Mar 2021, 6:16 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Brings a couple of idle questions to mind. Does Pepys name drop while hazer conning? Also, is the hazer con all in shorthand or spelt out? If spelt out I could concur with L.H. about the added titillation WR to a foreign language (A Fish Called Wanda comes to mind - albeit Russian). But if the racy bits are in short hand, interpretation (for us) would be extra difficult I would think.

15 Mar 2021, 3:03 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Extraordinary story Sarah!

14 Mar 2021, 4:19 p.m. - Gerald Berg

"not over well, her breast being broke out with heat, which troubles her, " This doesn't sound good...

12 Mar 2021, 7:05 p.m. - Gerald Berg

I have not seen an 180 degree turn on an entry interpretation in the annotations until today! Happy weeding Kew.

2 Mar 2021, 3:01 p.m. - Gerald Berg

"especially the hectors and bravadoes of the House..." It this a description or a turn of phrase?

23 Feb 2021, 5:46 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Musurgia: Ah, for the times when the devil was in the tritone and equal temperament hadn't compromised our ear with immoral sounds!

22 Feb 2021, 4:42 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Thanks Glyn. I was envisaging pigs.

18 Feb 2021, 4:06 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Pimp/procurer/spy-- which intelligence was really valued by Chuck?-- "Lord Arlington’s, in giving him 10,000l. and a barony for it."

11 Feb 2021, 6:37 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Class. If I understand correctly -- as a Lord you are a procurer but as a plebeian you would be a pimp. Or is it that anyone working on behalf of a King is automatically a procurer? Is this us allowing language to work against us or our prejudices bolstering societal constraints?

10 Feb 2021, 10:45 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Always wondered why I my books embarrass me.

1 Feb 2021, 5:58 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Thanks Terry, but I think I'll skip that particular hymn.

20 Jan 2021, 7:28 p.m. - Gerald Berg

I see in the portrait of Buckingham by Lely that he doesn't look anything like Chas. girlfriends!

14 Jan 2021, 4:55 p.m. - Gerald Berg

I always thought a murder/spy mystery set in that state of the art rope yard a great idea. Colour is now being added. Walk on parts galore.

14 Jan 2021, 4:47 p.m. - Gerald Berg

And to Batman! Hilarious, Stephane.

13 Jan 2021, 5:25 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Pepys uses 'foul' for weather also.

13 Jan 2021, 5:23 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Hopefully there is some wisdom somewhere in that particular Psalm other than a scamming of parishioners with monied piety?

13 Jan 2021, 4:55 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Of course, we shouldn't forget that Chas. seemed to have had a 'type' of woman in mind so, not entirely Lely's fault.

12 Jan 2021, 6:08 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Just the same painter-- mediocre Peter Lely. Chuck's fav.