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First Reading

language hat  •  Link

According to the Companion, a popular Anglican preacher.
He conducted Prayer Book services during the Commonwealth and even held services in memory of Charles I, and was rewarded at the Restoration with a royal chaplaincy and various offices.

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"... there preached Dean Harding; but, methinks, a bad, poor sermon, though proper for the time; ..."

I tried to read it, and have to agree with Pepys. Dean Nathanial Hardy was trying very hard to be relevant, but ...

Lamentation, mourning, and woe. Sighed forth in a sermon preached in the parish-church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, on the 9th day of September. Being the next Lords-day after the dismal fire in the city of London. By Nath. Hardy D.D.D.R. Chaplain in ordinary to His Majesty, and Vicar of the said parish-church.

Many of his writings and sermons are available here:


San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Dean Hardy of St. Dionis is very close to former Lord Mayor and current Aldeman Sir Thomas Adams, 1st Bart., who was also known to Pepys, but he doesn't tell us how. They both were Royalists who were successful under Cromwell.

Third Reading

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.



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