Saturday 13 February 1668/69

Up, and all the morning at the office, and at noon home to dinner, and thence to the office again mighty busy, to my great content, till night, and then home to supper and, my eyes being weary, to bed.

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First Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Arlington to Ossory
Written from: [London]
Date: 13 February 1669

Communicates his conversation with the Duke of Ormond upon the coming change in the government of Ireland, - which greatly troubles his Grace. And it troubles the writer, too, as wishing the Duke's satisfaction, and yet being unable to procure it. ... His Grace says that he cannot live in England; ... and, upon the whole matter, the writer knows not how to advise Lord Ossory respecting himself; ... unless he would be content ... to live at Goring, where, he adds, "methinks a little would suffice".…

Terry Foreman  •  Link

John Evelyn's Diary

13 February 1669 I presented his Majesty with my ' History of the Three [MS 'Four'] Impostors ;' [… ] he told me of other like cheates. I gave my booke to Lord Arlington, to whom I dedicated it. It was now that he began to tempt me about writing ' the Dutch War.'

Terry Foreman  •  Link

JOHN EVELYN, THE HISTORY OF SABATAI SEVI, The Suppos'd Messiah OF THE JEWS. (1669) Project Gutenberg edition of the 1968 Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 131 of the most substantial part of *The Three Impostors*…

Dorothy Willis  •  Link

I was looking at the weather information from John Gadbury's diary and am impressed by how little Pepys "talks about the weather." It is a constant topic for most diarists, but he always has something more interesting to write about, bless him!

pepfie  •  Link

"The Suppos’d Messiah" vs. J.E.'s true Messiah

cf. motes and beams (KJV Matthew 7:3,4)

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

The Mote and the Beam is a parable of Jesus given in the Sermon on the Mount[1] in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7, verses 1 to 5. The discourse is fairly brief, and begins by warning his followers of the dangers of judging others, stating that they too would be judged by the same standard. The Sermon on the Plain has a similar passage in Luke 6:37–42.[2]…

Terry Foreman  •  Link


Sabbatai Zevi (Hebrew: שַׁבְּתַי צְבִי, other spellings include Shabbetai Ẓevi, Shabbeṯāy Ṣeḇī, Shabsai Tzvi, and Sabetay Sevi in Turkish) (August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676[1]) was a Sephardic ordained rabbi from Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey).[2][3] A kabbalist of Romaniote origin,[4] Zevi, who was active throughout the Ottoman Empire, claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of the Sabbatean movement, whose followers subsequently were to be known as Dönmeh "converts" or crypto-Jews.[5]…

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

How did that happen??
Good to know you're still supervising from afar, Terry. Stay well.

Timo  •  Link

As you’re still out there Terri, please let me take the opportunity to thank you for all of your amazing work here. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this journey and you have skilfully guided us along the way. Your contribution to this whole project is a remarkable achievement. Thank you

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