The Early Modern Commons

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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Tuesday 13 December 1664

14 December 2017

Lay long in bed, then up, and many people to speak with me. Then to my office, and dined at noon at home, then to the office again, where we sat all the afternoon, and then home at...

Monday 12 December 1664

13 December 2017

Up, and with Sir W. Batten by coach to White Hall, where all of us with the Duke; Mr. Coventry privately did tell me the reason of his advice against our pretences to the Prize Office...

Sunday 11 December 1664

12 December 2017

(Lord’s day). Up and to church alone in the morning. Dined at home, mighty pleasantly. In the afternoon I to the French church, where much pleased with the three sisters of the...

Saturday 10 December 1664

11 December 2017

Lay long, at which I am ashamed, because of so many people observing it that know not how late I sit up, and for fear of Sir W. Batten’s speaking of it to others, he having staid...