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Annie B has posted 21 annotations/comments since 11 October 2016.

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About Sunday 5 January 1661/62

Annie B  •  Link

Geoff - that is so neat! I can't wait to go on a Pepys tour (perhaps self-directed) next time I'm in London!

About Sunday 1 December 1661

Annie B  •  Link

A few years late, @Araujo but no (or almost-no) saints in Protestant England. Unless there is something unusual about this specific time, generally saints were associated with Catholicism and thus, not a big part of life in Protestant England.

Side note, apparently this is why Protestant traditions celebrate Santa Claus on Dec 25, rather than his original date Dec 6 as he is still celebrates in Belgium and the Netherlands. This was an effort to associate him with Christmas rather than a saint's day. :)

About Tuesday 1 October 1661

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I think it's funny how Sam had to consider whether he would allow Elizabeth to learn to sing. I wonder, was it the cost he was considering, or was there any part of him that wasn't thrilled to give up another one of his personal hobbies. I think it's nice Sam and Elizabeth are spending more time together, but on the other hand, for some, this could be getting to be a lot of time together... Last year, Sam had a lot more time away from the house to himself!

About Monday 30 September 1661

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Wow! These last few days have been amazing. I just love the vision of our Sam racing all over the city to learn what happens, and just the day after he drank so much but knew not how. Reading through the website is my first time reading Sam, and it's becoming increasingly clear to me why he is so well-regarded. Thank you Sam!!

About Tuesday 16 July 1661

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Hooray! I'm 12 years too late, but had never heard of Stage Beauty, and quite appreciate the suggestion. Loved seeing our Sam in action and fun being able to picture the time in a different way. Thanks PHE and Bullus Hutton!

About Tuesday 15 January 1660/61

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I too love this line: "Home, where my wife not yet come home, so I went up to put my papers in order, and then was much troubled my wife was not come, it being 10 o’clock just now striking as I write this last line."

Such a clear reminder that at one point a man was sitting behind his desk writing these thoughts in real-time. As much as we *know* this, it's easy to forget when you can just click to the next day. These lines help me snap back into Sam's present, and is why I particularly love Sam (or his diary!).

(A few days late on the convo but wanted to add my notch in the "fond of" column for our dear Mr. Pepys who never ceases to write things that amuse me!)

About Friday 21 December 1660

Annie B  •  Link

Or maybe Sam is lookong for advice from his dad about a gift for Elizabeth... Elizabeth appears to be close with her father-in-law!