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Diary, Jun/Jul 1660

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Author: Samuel Pepys
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,606 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 865
mnybks.net#: 5548
Genre: Biography
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Parliament had ordered the 29th of May, the King's birthday, to be for ever kept as a day of thanksgiving for our redemption from tyranny, and the King's return to his Government, he entering London that day. My wife was in London when he came thither, and had been there a week with Mr. Bowyer and his wife. My poor wife has not been well a week before, but thanks be to God is well again. She would fain see me and be at her house again, but we must be content. She writes word how the Joyces grow very rich and very proud, but it is no matter, and that there was a talk that I should be knighted by the King, which they (the Joyces) laugh at; but I think myself happier in my wife and estate than they are in theirs. To bed. The Captain come on board, when I was going to bed, quite fuddled; and himself the next morning told me so too, that the Vice-Admiral, Rear- Admiral, and he had been drinking all day.


2d. Being with my Lord in the morning about business in his cabin, I took occasion to give him thanks

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