Diary, May 1660

Author: Samuel Pepys
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,686 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.1
LoC Category: CT
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Genre: Biography
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y, and found it was to save the coxon of the Cheriton, who, dropping overboard, could not be saved, but was drowned. To-day I put on my suit that was altered from the great skirts to little ones. To-day I hear they were very merry at Deal, setting up the King's flag upon one of their maypoles, and drinking his health upon their knees in the streets, and firing the guns, which the soldiers of the Castle threatened; but durst not oppose.


2nd. In the morning at a breakfast of radishes at the Purser's cabin. After that to writing till dinner. At which time comes Dunne from London, with letters that tell us the welcome news of the Parliament's votes yesterday, which will be remembered for the happiest May-day that bath been many a year to England. The King's letter was read in the House, wherein he submits himself and all things to them, as to an Act of Oblivion to all,

["His Majesty added thereunto an excellent Declaration for the safety and repose of those, who tortured in their conscience

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