5 Jul 2004, 11:18 p.m. - dirk

venison pasty Heavy stuff! Indigestion tomorrow morning?

6 Jul 2004, 3:44 a.m. - vicente

Should have gone to the H.o L. July 5th Petitions from Good Christians and Anabptists. pet: will be heard but ??? then report concerning Penal Laws against Priests. ...For refusing to take Oath of Supremacy . should it be repealed? it was read and voted and Ordered To stand as is. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=14140 Otherwise they are very interested in the Real estate trans actions.

6 Jul 2004, 6:24 a.m. - Linda

Do you think when he says he was "very merry" that it is because they have been drinking?

6 Jul 2004, 8:12 a.m. - Mary

"very merry" I expect that they have been drinking, but Pepys' use of 'merry' here would have been literal, not as a euphemism for 'jovially drunk' or 'tipsy'.

6 Jul 2004, 10:01 a.m. - Robert Gertz

Apparently Sir Will B. kicked in for the real thing, unlike cozen Tom in Jan, 1660. "...only the venison pasty was palpable beef, which was not handsome."

6 Jul 2004, 4:54 p.m. - JWB

"They don't flee from me" Three fauns this morning in my orchard eating low hanging pears. Anyone for venison pasties?

6 Jul 2004, 7:40 p.m. - A. De Araujo

If you can assure me it is not from road kill.