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.

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