1893 text

Thomas Elborough was one of Pepys’s schoolfellows, and afterwards curate of St. Lawrence Poultney.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

20 Jun 2003, 12:43 a.m. - language hat

The Companion gives his name as [Robert].

7 Jan 2006, 1:45 a.m. - Pauline

L&M Companion posits (in parens) Robert for the first name of this St. Paul's schoolfellow of Sam's. Born at Hamburg. Went on to Emmanuel College, Cambridge. St. Lawrence Poultney curate in 1664.

21 Sep 2006, 4:30 p.m. - Kevin Peter

On 4 February 1663, Pepys encounters Elborough at St. Paul's school, and refers to Elborough as "...a fool, as he ever was, or worse." http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/02/04/


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