Thursday 19 July 1666

Up in very good health in every respect, only my late fever got by my pain do break out about my mouth.

So to the office, where all the morning sitting. Full of wants of money, and much stores to buy, for to replenish the stores, and no money to do it with, nor anybody to trust us without it.

So at noon home to dinner, Balty and his wife with us. By and by Balty takes his leave of us, he going away just now towards the fleete, where he will pass through one great engagement more before he be two days older, I believe.

I to the office, where busy all the afternoon, late, and then home, and, after some pleasant discourse to my wife, to bed. After I was in bed I had a letter from Sir W. Coventry that tells me that the fleete is sailed this morning; God send us good newes of them!

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First Reading

cgs  •  Link

So History tells us no money, no honey.
"...nor anybody to trust us without it...."

Todd Bernhardt  •  Link

"only my late fever got by my pain do break out about my mouth"

Sounds as if Sam has fever blisters/cold sores/herpes simplex? Poor guy. Stress and illness often bring the dormant virus to life ... no salutes for a while, Sam!

Robert Gertz  •  Link

"Mouth sores do the trick, Peter?" the Almighty inquires.

"With Pepys, I think we need the tremors, sir."

cgs  •  Link

Where oh! where be Rochester to advise Samuell?

Oral Herpes, the visible symptoms of which are colloquially called cold sores, infects the face and mouth. Oral herpes is the most common form of infection.
.......Transmission may also occur through skin-to-skin contact during periods of asymptomatic shedding

cgs  •  Link

shingles anyone
old name:

1st reading
2. Entom. A genus of Coleoptera of the family Curculionidæ (weevils).

OED: 1. a. A disease of the skin (or sometimes of a mucous membrane) characterized by the appearance of patches of distinct vesicles. (Applied widely to a number of cutaneous affections.) Now recognized as a group of virus diseases, the chief of which are herpes {sm}simplex, ordinary or ‘simple’ herpes (as contrasted with herpes zoster), distinguished as herpes facialis, genitalis, labialis, etc., according to the part of the body affected, and caused by Herpesvirus hominis; herpes {sm}zoster, shingles, caused by H. varicellæ.

1398 TREVISA Barth. De P.R. VII. lxi. (1495) 277 This euyll is callyd Herpes. Ibid. lxiii. 278 Suche a scabbe highte Herpes Cingula.
1562 TURNER Herbal II. 111 The herbe fyue leue..stayeth and holdeth back crepinge sores called Herpetas.
1601 HOLLAND Pliny II. 391 Any sore that runneth on still and corrode as it goeth. [margin] Which also is called Herpes: as the shingles, wilde fire, and wolfe.
1643 J. STEER tr. Exper. Chyrurg. v. 14 Hirpes or wild fire had invaded his whole legge.

b. herpes virus (also as one word), any of a group of related viruses that includes those causing shingles and chicken-pox, esp. Herpesvirus hominis, the cause of herpes simplex.

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"Full of wants of money ..."

Not only the on-going costs Terry pointed us to, but in addition, who paid for the cork last week? ... and on July 12: "By and by called to wait on the Duke, the King being present; and there agreed, among other things, of the places to build the ten new great ships ordered to be built, and as to the relief of prisoners in Holland. "

True, England will need ten new great warships very soon, and getting 5,000 sailors home from Holland would be helpful ... but how much do warships cost and who's going to pay for them???? (Deficit spending off budget without competitive bidding with my old company answers Cheney.)

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"So at noon home to dinner, Balty and his wife with us." ... "... the fleet is sailed this morning; ..."

Balty got his wish.

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