Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Extracts from the Diary of William Bray

Cover image for

Download


Author: William Bray
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,830 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.9
LoC Category: AG
Downloads: 514
mnybks.net#: 1216
Genre: Reference
Excerpt

man having taken a shop in Stoke, sometime ago, and selling goods vastly under the usual price, Mr. Haydon set up a shop against him, of whom I bought this morning four pair of gloves, at 7d. a pair; riding gloves, 9d.; and a pair of other gloves, 8d.

Feb. 2nd.--An hour after dinner, Miss Stevens came in.

6th.--This day being appointed for a public Fast on account of the great earthquake at Lisbon, to Middle Church.

9th.--I was bled this morning for the first time. Mrs. Martyr being about to inoculate Master Jacky, {8} and I intended to be inoculated at the same time. Drank tea with Mrs. Wilpley, and read the new farce of 'The Apprentice' to her. Gave Mr. Haydon for three pair of white silk stockings, 7s. 6d. a pair, being 4s. a pair cheaper than common.

12th.--Turnpike meeting. We all dined and spent the evening at Mr. Flutter's. Played at Pope Joan till 12.

27th.--This is evening, I, Master Jacky, and the maid were inoculated. {9}

March 5th.--Master Jacky was taken with the symptoms,

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Ronald E. Yates
Ronald E. Yates has loved books since the very first day he stepped into a library. Thanks to this passion - coupled with a fascination with history and a true talent for writing, we have seen several excellent works from his pen. Today, as our Author of the Day, Yates talks about how he manages to describe the history in his books with such extraordinary accuracy, how his own experiences inspired the Billy Battles books and gives some sound writing advice to any aspiring writers out there.
Read full interview...