Sunday 26 January 1667/68

(Lord’s day). Up, and with my wife to Church, and at noon home to dinner. No strangers there; and all the afternoon and evening very late doing serious business of my Tangier accounts, and examining my East India accounts, with Mr. Poynter, whom I employed all this day, to transcribe it fair; and so to supper, W. Hewer with us, and so the girl to comb my head till I slept, and then to bed.

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Mary  •  Link

soporific de-lousing.

Just as I should find it impossible to fall asleep whilst someone was fiddling about with my hair, I suspect that Sam, given the chance, would find it impossible to nod off whilst watching "amazing drama" on television.

Tony Eldridge  •  Link

I no longer have enough hair to fiddle about with but if I did, I'm sure I could nod off after a long Sunday afternoon working on the accounts.
Sam doesn't seem to mention a wig any more - has he grown his own hair long so it needs regular combing?

Robert Gertz  •  Link

Sam must have looked so cute when Deb and Bess carried their tuckered little fellow to bed.

Glyn  •  Link

I thought that he had had his head shaved, so that he could wear a wig. Is he now wearing his hair "au naturel"?

(If you ever get to go to the small garden next to Seething Lane, you'll see this bust by a sculptor named Karin Jonzen at about this time in the Diary.)…

Glyn  •  Link

Oh, I see Tony has already asked this question. In any case, if any girl wants to comb my hair it would take approximately 30 seconds - 25 of those seconds would be in finding it :-)

cum salis grano  •  Link

Most of the human first cozens doth love to groom, they find it very peaceful, so do lovers, so personnel sharing the little mites.

Australian Susan  •  Link

Accounts, acccounts, accounts - if anyone can make sense of this and ferret out inconsistencies, problems and mistakes, it's Sam.

Robert Gertz  •  Link

I must say it remains one of life's delights to sit in a salon and have a lovely and friendly young lady wash, cut, and comb one's hair.

I mean so I'm told...Ummn...

Fern  •  Link

"Today's special: delousing half-price"

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