Thursday 27 May 1669

At the office all the morning, dined at home, Mr. Hollier with me. Presented this day by Mr. Browne with a book of drawing by him, lately printed, which cost me 20s. to him. In the afternoon to the Temple, to meet with Auditor Aldworth about my interest account, but failed meeting him. To visit my cozen Creed, and found her ill at home, being with child, and looks poorly. Thence to her husband, at Gresham College, upon some occasions of Tangier; and so home, with Sir John Bankes with me, to Mark Lane.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

The Royal Society today at Arundel House — from the Hooke Folio Online

May. 27. the Curator produced again his magneticall watch with a minute hand vpon it, being tryed it was found ^ /not/ to goe very iust. the cause of which fault was conceiued might be in the pinion that carryed the Hand, orderd that care be taken to amend this fault. ----

Mr. Oldenburg produced & read a Letter written to him from Paris by Mor. Huygens Dated may 29. 1669 (St. N) and conteining his opinion concerning Mr. Hooks new way of mouing great pendulums with the force of a small pocket watch. as also his offer of Communicating to the Society a new way of his own contrivance to print things written and Geometricall figures with Little cost and great speed of which he sent along with this Letter a specimen. [query this Letter in the Letter book]…

Glyn  •  Link

Dodie has also taken some great photos of the event. Go to Dodie Buchanan's page on Facebook and click on 'Photos' in the left hand column which will then display the album. Click on that to get all the photos.

Here's one of them:

What an attractive set of people! I'm not in the photo by the way :-)

Is Pepys doing all of this travelling as a means to show off that he has a coach, or is he walking?

Robert Gertz  •  Link

I wonder if John Fritz von Creed und Montague likes that "cousin" bit. Not to mention Lord Sandwich...Considering it wasn't so long ago "cousin" Ed was writing notes like "To my servant, Samuel Pepys..."

Jesse  •  Link

"visit my cozen Creed"

No longer a Pickering, cousin is certainly the better part of Creed. Pepys is essentially 'servant' to the DoY now. No relation of course but none now needed.

Ramona in Idaho  •  Link

We've just returned home from our place in the mountains as it is Memorial Weekend here, but, oh,
what fun to see your photos! I have my nose
pressed up to the window and wishing I were feasting
with all of you. Thank you Glyn, Dotie and all.

Robert Gertz  •  Link

It is quite a mountain our boy has climbed from running errands for Montague and fretting about coming up with the rent and that my Lord will be angry...Now he can confidently claim his cousinship to the family. And of course even better he stood by Jamie and poor Sandwich until and after each met their separate fates. Certainly I doubt Lady Jemina would have much trouble with "cousin" Samuel...Though I still think Ed might chaff a bit, proud as he might be of his protege.

Andrew Hamilton  •  Link

May 27, 2012. The Lord's Day. Up betimes and having attended to some papers at the office I off to Christ Church, Georgetown, where the assistant rector did give a useful sermon addressed to the parish children, explaining why the vestments and altar cloths were red, it being Pentecost, which, as he explained, meant the 50th day after Easter. Sam's own Pentecost for the year 1669 will come, I estimate, on May 30. At the offertory today the choir sang "If ye love me, keep my commandments," by Thomas Tallis, set to the text of John 14:14-17 and sung most excellently well, and it pleased me to imagine that Sam knew and approved of this music. Here it is being performed for Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict XVI at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 17, 2010:…

What Sam would have exclaimed upon seeing the Pope in Westminster Abbey is a most interesting question

JWB  •  Link

What Elizabeth would have exclaimed upon receiving the news of the Pope's butler is...

George Tyler  •  Link

I really miss my daily dose of seventeenth century life in London and have serious withdrwal symptoms.

I think I will have to start again.


Terry Foreman  •  Link

"In the afternoon to the Temple, to meet with Auditor Aldworth about my interest accounts."

L&M: For Tangier.

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