Sunday 23 May 1669

(Lord’s day). Called up by Roger Pepys and his son who to church with me, and then home to dinner. In the afternoon carried them to Westminster, and myself to James’s, where, not finding the Duke of York, back home, and with my wife spent the evening taking the ayre about Hackney, with great pleasure, and places we had never seen before.

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Andrew Hamilton  •  Link

And the days dwindle...

Don McCahill  •  Link

I suspect in a day or two we will see the "spent time writing diary entries for the past few days" entry. Usually when there are several short entries, it is a sign that Sam has missed a few, and will catch up from memory.

Barry P. Reich  •  Link

Where did all the words go? Is Sam growing weary of the daily obligation of the diary?

Tony Eldridge  •  Link

If Sam's eyes are troubling him so much, the diary probably has a fairly low priority.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

A sample of May 1665 short entries recording office-only days: time of year?

This year Pepys is also preparing for disability leave; keeping his nose to the grindstone and clearing his desk to prepare for the pre-leave crush of extra tasks that will come next month before he's away (it still happens to those who work).

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