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Bridget Davis has posted 32 annotations/comments since 23 March 2013.

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22 Jan 2016, 7 a.m. - Bridget Davis

SPOILER: he lives to regret days like these, when he forgot Elizabeth.

15 Jan 2016, 8:20 a.m. - Bridget Davis

I agree, Louise. The only difference between her marriage and most others was that she has not yet had children.

14 Jan 2016, 8:02 a.m. - Bridget Davis

This might be one of my favorite entries so far. I found it delightful and full of those details I love so much. I think Sam calling Elizabeth "poor" was in reference to yesterday - he realized that he must have been hard on her, for her to rise at so early (pitch dark). I don't believe Sam was bragging at all tonight, though he probably will later. He admits that his dining room was too smoky for guests and that must have been embarrassing, especially after all that recent work on the house. I think that our young man is simply pleased that he threw a successful grown-up dinner party. And as for Bess? Showing off her newly remodeled house (with substantial dining table and hired chef) might have been one of the nights of her life. I too was curious on how this party came about. Does anyone recall the date Sam first mentioned it?

9 Jan 2016, 7:38 a.m. - Bridget Davis

It seems odd to me that Sam (or anyone) would get so excited about a play he had not seen that he would hire a smith to break open a clothes chest just to make it to the theater. Was it because it was opening night?

2 Jan 2016, 6:59 a.m. - Bridget Davis

I so appreciate our annotators; I wouldn't have understood very much of this entry without them.

29 Dec 2015, 6:38 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Thank you, San Diego Sarah; I think you nailed it.

23 Dec 2015, 8:17 a.m. - Bridget Davis

How awkward for Sam, that Sarah is drinking. It must look as though that is why he let her go. And poor Sarah...

16 Dec 2015, 8:53 a.m. - Bridget Davis

I agree completely, JayW. Now I'm wondering if he was simply capturing a tender moment on paper, or keeping score. ;)

12 Dec 2015, 4:43 p.m. - Bridget Davis

Thanks, Weavethe Hawk. So at this point we have a husband and wife with three servants?

11 Dec 2015, 7:39 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Am I right that when Sam and Elizabeth married they had no servents, and Elizabeth did the cooking?

2 Dec 2015, 8:28 a.m. - Bridget Davis

I'd be lost without you guys.

19 Nov 2015, 7:18 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Pull a crow: thank you Bill! And to Phil Gyford of 2005, a double thank you.

9 Nov 2015, 6:56 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Sam has spoken much of dirt in the house which I would expect during construction. I wonder if the workers are being intentionally messy?

5 Nov 2015, 6:33 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Maurie Beck on 5 Nov 2005 • "But there will be no great miss of him for all that." But I do miss him and all the other characters. And I miss myself as well, and I'm not even dead yet. My feelings exactly, Maurie Beck.

29 Oct 2015, 5:41 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Ridiculous talk... He so rarely mentions his wife, I have every intention of celebrating when he does. I'm thinking he enjoyed the talk, or he wouldn't have engaged her for one to two hours. :)

27 Oct 2015, 6:10 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Thanks, Bill, for the insight that Sam had, in fact, kept a neat dairy today. Many of us have not seen the manuscript to know.

25 Oct 2015, 6:18 a.m. - Bridget Davis

I find it odd, also, that Elizabeth's birthday wasn't mentioned. Didn't they celebrate them back then?

23 Oct 2015, 6:29 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Poor Tom. I didn't know marriage arrangements could be like this back then. Were such dealings the norm?

15 Oct 2015, 5:37 a.m. - Bridget Davis

"...and so by moonlight so bravely..." Was it normal for people to travel at night or was this actually brave?

13 Oct 2015, 5:57 a.m. - Bridget Davis

Sam is acting like such a snob; is his position really that high?