Tuesday 22 September 1668

Up, and to the Office, where sitting all the morning. At noon, home to dinner, with my people, and so to the Office again, where busy all the afternoon, and in the evening spent my time walking in the dark, in the garden, to favour my eyes, which I find nothing but ease to help. In the garden there comes to me my Lady Pen and Mrs. Turner and Markham, and we sat and talked together, and I carried them home, and there eat a bit of something, and by and by comes Sir W. Pen, and eat with us, and mighty merry, in appearance, at least, he being on all occasions glad to be at friendship with me, though we hate one another, and know it on both sides. They gone, Mrs. Turner and I to walk in the garden … So led her home, and I back to bed. This day Mr. Wren did give me, at the Board, Commissioner Middleton’s answer to the Duke of York’s great letter; so that now I have all of them.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

L&M provide the predictable business the ellipsis above skips over.

"Mrs. Turner and I to walk in the garden, and there yo did the second part of Sunday night last, tocando su cosa and making her tocar mi thing, but no mas -- which she did bear with very merrily, but with a seeming remorse. So led her home, and I back to bed. "


Chris Squire  •  Link

‘Thing n. . . Etym: Cognate with Old Frisian thing . . Middle Dutch dinc . . penis . .
11. c. euphem. The genitals.
c1405 (1395) Chaucer Wife of Bath's Tale (Hengwrt) (2003) l. 121 Oure bothe thynges smale Was eek to knowe a femelle from a male.
. . 1700 G. Farquhar Constant Couple iv. ii. 40 Lure. And what shall I give you for such a fine thing. Wild. You'll give me another, you'll give me another fine thing.
1740 Dialogue between Married Lady & Maid iii. 30 Coming between my Legs with his Breeches and Drawers down, and his Thing stiff and red, he was just going to try to enter me, when we heard the Key turn in the Door.’ [OED]

JWB  •  Link

"...though we hate one another, and know it on both sides."

Back at first of year '64, Sam wrote that Penn immitated him in all things. I think it was Jung's maxim to choose your enemies wisely, because you become them.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

The volume covering correspondence from Nov. 1667 – Sept. 1668 is at

Pages 643 - 644

Sept. 22. 1668
to pay to Mrs. Winifred Wells, maid of honour to the Queen, 500/.,
in lieu of a privy seal for the benefit of underwoods in the New Forest, from which she has had no advantage.
[Docquet, Vol. 23, No. 258.]

Sept. 22. 1668
Hugh Salesbury to Williamson.

A very honest gentleman has been elected mayor.

Four or five colliers have arrived from Newcastle, which is of good use, coals being wanting.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 246, No. 116.]
Hugh Salesbury is passing the mayoral baton – mace – to Grantham Wyan.

Sept. 22. 1668
Rich. Bower to Williamson.

Two vessels have sailed for Rotterdam with merchants' goods,
and 30 laden colliers have passed for the river.

The fishermen complain much of the disturbance in their fishing by the French and Dutch, who keep so near our sands that they have not room to shoot out their nets;

they report that the Dutch have several men-of-war with them;
they are troubled that they cannot have one.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 246, No. 118.]
The fishing wars have persisted for centuries ... amazing they could sail that close.

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