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About Sunday 16 June 1667

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Interesting that in today's entry the town of Cottenham was mentioned, it will be the the title of the earldom conferred on the Pepys family in the middle of the 19th century. This branch of the family pronounce their name Pepis.

About Monday 6 May 1667

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Pepys was quite right to worry about those water men, who knows what they could get up to.

About Friday 12 April 1667

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It was probably a bit extreme giving giving the maid a kick, but remember if Sam had lost his property through her present and possible future carelessness. Then too whom would he have had course for recompense? The kick therefore seemed the cheaper option.

About Wednesday 3 April 1667

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What a wonder turn of phrase we have here from Sam, it's almost Joycian in character. 'Dr. Crew did make a very pretty, neat, sober, honest sermon; and delivered it very readily, decently, and gravely, beyond his years:'

About Wednesday 19 December 1666

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What a great fast moving entry. That Buckingham was a well known reprobate in Restoration London amongst others, such as Sir Charles Sedley. Interesting to imagine Sam running home to check on the safety of his valuables.

About Sunday 7 October 1666

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An excellent entry, showing that Sam had the ear of the highest in the land. For a moment I wondered why the king never knighted him for all his hard work? That meeting would have been a great opportunity.

About Sunday 2 September 1666

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What a great account, at times I could almost see the people huddled up in the churches and all the floating goods. For days I have been reading the diary fervently, so as to get to the account of the fire and I have not been disappointed; of course I had heard some of the entry in the BBC Radio 4, the Diary of Samuel Pepys and the Classic Serial version from May 95.

About Friday 17 August 1666

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In present day Thailand government ministers and those seeking an audience with the monarch must prostrate themselves. Foreigners can get away with just bowing, the tradition of no ones head being higher than the king was abolished in the 1932 revolution, but reintroduced in the 50's by a dictatorial field marshal.

About Wednesday 1 August 1666

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Sounds like Sam had a jolly time looking at the breasts of all those women, a most delightful afternoon.

About Thursday 26 July 1666

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Terry Foreman, what a wonderful entry about the battle, from 10 years ago. The irony of the table being smashed by a cannonball soon after they had finished dinning.