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21 June, in the year of our Lord 2021

By Messenger this morning that one Sarah hath called at my father’s purposing to tell him the result of his investigacions, which is to say that they are unchanged, which pleaseth him greatly, and myselfe also, as much, if not more, and all they require of him is to attend again in December. 

 

22 June, in the year of our Lord 2021

Unable to find either the timepiece I wear upon my wrist or my spectacles, which is a great Nuisance and I cannot think where they are gone, only that I put them down together or that someone hath stole them both. 

 

23 June, in the year of our Lord 2021

Discovered my watch in the basket that holds dirty linen, at the bottom of it, but of my spectacles no sign. After breakfast to Mr.’s Alton & Murphy, where purchased replacements, but at home discover’d they are too strong and I must hold a book too close to my eyes, though in the shoppe they seemed to my satisfaction, for which I am vexed. Once more found it difficult to get to sleep after I put out the candles, and after only a short while asleep awakened by the sound of chomping, and so found Banjo beneath the bed eating a shrew. Awake thereafter so read a little more of the life of Thos. Cromwell by Rev. MacCulloch, though in truth I think it the most boring book I read in many a year. I persevire with it only that I am acquainted with the author as a person of Honour in the Worshipful Company of the Liber Faciei, of which I am a member, though I have never met the man and only hoped the book would send me to sleep, which it did not. 

 

26 June, in the year of our Lord 2021

After supper Mr. M. Jones saw my spectacles glinting in the sun in my garden on the top of my box hedgeing, where I had looked more than once for them and did not see them, and I cannot imagine how I did not see them when I looked, but am mightily pleased, though two new pares that I purchased on the Line came today so now I have three.

By andywmacfarlane

I am a retired medic who likes messing around with a bit of writing, and friends seemed to like my social media postings of "Samuel Pepys: The Covid Diaries". So I'm having a go at blogging them.

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