a:____"...that our new maid Mary has played her part very well in her readiness and discretion in attending me, of which I am very glad...."
b]:____ 2 days later:"...Our maid Susan is very ill, and so the whole trouble of the house lies upon our maid Mary, who do it very contentedly and mighty well, but I am sorry she is forced to it. Dined upon one couple of ducks to-day..."
28 Apr 2006, 5:51 p.m. - Clement
"...home by coach, where I found Mary gone from my wife, she being too high for her, though a very good servant..."
27 April, 1663
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.