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James Morgan has posted 32 annotations/comments since 21 October 2015.

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About Monday 18 December 1665

James Morgan  •  Link

I thought to "dog someone" was to follow them, and found this dictionary definition that includes that meaning:
[often passive] to cause trouble for someone over a long period of time. He has been dogged by persistent back problems. To cause problems for someone or something:let down, hold back, embarrass... to follow someone closely in a way that annoys them.
dog (verb) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary
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About Wednesday 11 October 1665

James Morgan  •  Link

To put in a good word for Sam, apparently after a hard day and many worries, he war rowed "against tide and in the darke and very cold weather to Woolwich, where we had appointed to keepe the night merrily". I'm guessing the whole dance and party at Woolwich was a celebration of his 10th anniversary.
Unless there's some October 11th holiday?

About Tuesday 29 August 1665

James Morgan  •  Link

It's probably a bit late, but I think in 2008 Robert Gertz meant to call Mercer a gadabout; a gadfly is quite different.

About Thursday 10 August 1665

James Morgan  •  Link

Another note about Dogger Bank: in human times, during the last ice age, Dogger Bank was a large island as the ice reduced the ocean sea level. It formed a land bridge between Britain and the continent. Thus there are conceivably remains of earlier homo sapiens and earlier hominoids under water there.

About Thursday 10 August 1665

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"but by his owne story his wife hath been ill, and he fain to leave his house and comes not to her, which continuing a trouble to me all the time I was there."
Australian Sue interpreted this as Sam thinking he would not leave his wife in such straits. I read it differently, as Sam writing that he was disturbed by the possibly contangious presence of the Alderman, even though the Alderman had left the house and his wife.