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Marquess has posted 74 annotations/comments since 15 June 2016.

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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.

About Tuesday 10 July 1666

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I am surprised that the crafty knave didn't try and induce one of the women to offer up certain favours, in return for alleviating her husband's position. Thankfully he didn't sink so low.

About Saturday 30 June 1666

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Interesting that Sam seems happy that the ugly mayde Luce bumped her head. Man is naturally attracted to beauty and repulsed by that which is not so. So much so that he would be rid of one in favour of the other. Hence Mercer's near perfect breasts, as opposed to Luce's ugly face.

About Tuesday 19 June 1666

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I suppose Pepys was a fine judge of female breasts, judging by the amount of maydes he must have gotten his hands on.

About Wednesday 13 June 1666

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What a full day, Sir Christopher 's funeral and then a visit to Bagwell. I wonder if the fear of the plague would have dampened Sam's carnal pleasures.

About Wednesday 6 June 1666

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Will Hewer seems to be doing quite well, let's hope we get to hear more of his success in the future.