The Diary of Samuel Pepys (Classic Reprint)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys (Classic Reprint)

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by Samuel Pepys
     
 

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June 1st. The Duke having been a hunting to-day, and so lately come home and gone to bed, we could not see him, and we walked away. And I with Sir J. Minnes to the Strand May-pole;1 and there light out of his coach, and walked to the New Theatre, which, since the King's players are gone to the Royal one, is this day begun to be

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Excerpt from The Diary of Samuel Pepys

June 1st. The Duke having been a hunting to-day, and so lately come home and gone to bed, we could not see him, and we walked away. And I with Sir J. Minnes to the Strand May-pole;1 and there light out of his coach, and walked to the New Theatre, which, since the King's players are gone to the Royal one, is this day begun to be employed by the fencers to play prizes at. And here I come and saw the first prize I ever saw in my life; and it was between one Mathews, who did beat at all weapons, and one Westwicke, who was soundly cut several times both in the head and legs, that he was all over blood: and other deadly blows they did give and take in very good earnest, till Westwicke was in a sad pickle. They fought at eight weapons, three boutes at each weapon. This being upon a private quarrel, they did it in good earnest: and I felt one of their swords, and I found it to be very little, if at all, blunter on the edge than the common swords are. Strange to see what a deal of money is flung to them both upon the stage between every boute. So, well pleased for once with this sight, I walked home.

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ISBN-13:
9781330812013
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/06/2015
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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The diary of Samuel Pepys: Transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright, from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambr 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful and insightful look into the English Restoration period.
GregBed More than 1 year ago
I haven't had a chance to read it yet. But the table of contents is a mess with a single letter constituting a whole line. Also the heading line at the top when you are reading the book doesn't display the title but rather a string of numbers and letters, presumably the file name. Since this title was added just a few days ago, hopefully someone will fix this. Until then try the mobireader edition.
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