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Samuel Pepys
The diaries of Samuel Pepys in real time, 1660-69. Currently tweeting the events of 1667. Run by . Also on Mastodon: @samuelpepys@mastodon.social
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Samuel Pepys 2h
My wife tells me that little Mis. Tooker hath got a clap as young as she is, being brought up loosely by her mother – having been in bed with her mother when her mother hath had a man come into bed and lay with her.
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Samuel Pepys 4h
Sir W. Batten and I to church in the middle of the sermon. My Lady Pen there saluted me with great content to tell me that her daughter and husband are still in bed, as if the silly woman thought it a great matter of honour.
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Samuel Pepys 5h
To the Duke of York, and there presented our great letter and other papers, and among the rest my report of the victualling, which is good, I think, and will continue my pretence to the place, which I am still afeard Sir W. Coventry’s employment may extinguish.
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Samuel Pepys 15h
To the office again very close at it all the day till midnight, making an end and writing fair this great letter and other things to my full content, it abundantly providing for the vindication of this office, whatever the success be of our wants of money.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 23
To the office, in order to my letter to the Duke of York to-morrow, and then the office met and spent the greatest part about this letter.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 22
This day I am, by the blessing of God, 34 years old, in very good health and mind’s content, and in condition of estate much beyond whatever my friends could expect of a child of theirs, this day 34 year. The Lord’s name be praised! and may I be ever thankful for it.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 22
Home to supper and to bed, talking with my wife of the poorness and meanness of all that Sir W. Pen and the people about us do, compared with what we do.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 22
Replying to @samuelpepys
A sorry dinner, not any thing handsome or clean, but some silver plates they borrowed of me. My wife was here too. So a great deal of talk, and I seemingly merry, but took no pleasure at all.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 22
To Sir W. Pen’s house, where some other company. It is instead of a wedding dinner for his daughter, whom I saw in palterly clothes, nothing new but a bracelet that her servant had given her, and ugly she is, as heart can wish.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 22
Up, and to the office, and then home with Sir H. Cholmly to give him some tallies upon the business of the Mole at Tangier, and then out with him by coach to the Excise Office, and so back again with him to the Exchange, and there I took another coach, and home to the office.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 21
To the Office, and there a most furious conflict between Sir W. Pen and I, in few words, of no great moment, but very bitter, and stared on one another, and so broke off; and to our business, my heart as full of spite as it could hold, for which God forgive me and him!
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Samuel Pepys Feb 20
Lord Bellasses tells me, as a grand secret, that he do believe the peace offensive and defensive between Spayne and us is quite finished, but must not be known, to prevent the King of France’s present falling upon Flanders.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 20
To the Duke of York. They talk how the King’s viallin, Bannister, is mad that the King hath a Frenchman come to be chief of some part of the King’s musique, at which the Duke of York made great mirth.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 20
Replying to @samuelpepys
His wedding hath been so poorly kept, that I am ashamed of it; for a fellow that makes such a flutter as he do.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 20
By coach to White Hall, by the way observing Sir W. Pen’s carrying a favour to Sir W. Coventry, for his daughter’s wedding, and saying that there was others for us, when we will fetch them, which vexed me, and I am resolved not to wear it when he orders me one.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 19
After dinner I fell to read the Acts about the building of the City again; and indeed the laws seem to be very good, and I pray God I may live to see it built in that manner!
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Samuel Pepys Feb 19
Replying to @samuelpepys
But I have not been so merry a very great while as with them, every thing pleasing me there as much as among so mean company I could be pleased.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 19
Home, and there find old Mr. Michell and Howlett come to desire mine and my wife’s company to dinner to their son’s, and so away by coach with them, it being Betty’s wedding-day a year. Here I made myself mighty merry, and a mighty pretty dinner we had in this little house.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 19
I hear that our discourse of peace is all in the dirt; for the Dutch will not like of the place, or at least the French will not agree to it; so that I do wonder what we shall do, for carry on the war we cannot.
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Samuel Pepys Feb 18
Replying to @samuelpepys
He was mighty witty, and she also making sport with him very inoffensively, that a more pleasant rencontre I never heard. But by that means lost the pleasure of the play wholly.
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