Andrew Hamilton • Link
Fifteen words! Almost prolix.
Bryan M • Link
It's only speculation but my feeling is that Sam decided to finish with the diary when the D of Y accepted his petition on the 19th. Being the tidy/systematic person he was though, he had to wait till the end of the month to stop writing. His heart's not in it any more.
"No, really...No need..."
"Sam'l...I know how much this little journal-keeping means to you. You're always at it in your closet. So just let me keep it for you, now that you're not able to."
"That's very kind, Bess, but my journal is..."
"...Private from me? Is there anything in there I shouldn't see? Why would there be something in there I shouldn't see, Sam'l?" grim look.
"You know it would be wonderful to have you keep entries for me but truth to tell there's so little I generally have to say except when we have a big fire or a war."
"But...Since you offer so sweetly, how can I refuse?"
Three or four days of one line entries, she's sure to get bored...Surely...
Glyn • Link
First photo from the Pepys meet-up and I hope others will post some better ones soon. Phil Gyford is in the black t-shirt and glasses, and his wife Mary is sitting next to him.
Carl in Boston • Link
"The commemoration service I attended this morning is organised by the Pepys Club" Such a lucky one you are, to swan about with the Pepys Club. This, the Pepys Club, has been a useful lead for what to do, what to do. Following their book list, I have in my hand "Samuel Pepys The Years Of Peril" by Arthur Bryant, 1947, on interlibrary loan from Merrimack College. The style of writing is light and elegant, such as I haven't read in many a year, and tells the story of what happens after we leave Samuel Pepys hanging from the Reichenbach Falls.
I have posted a few photographs here from today's walking tour and lunch: http://www.flickr.com/groups/pepysdiary/pool/wi...
Some from the first meeting back in 2006, and other Pepys stuff on my photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamt/sets/72057...
A rough edit of today's (colour, digital) photos.
nix • Link
Thanks for the photos - will anyone be adding identifications, so we can add names to faces?
Thanks from Tucson to all who have helped make this a fascinating and rewarding decade.