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Samuel Pepys

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Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.

— Samuel Pepys

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Now public business takes up so much of my time that I must get time a Sundays or a nights to look after my own matters.

— Samuel Pepys

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Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.

— Samuel Pepys

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As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!

— Samuel Pepys

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Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.

— Samuel Pepys

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Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.

— Samuel Pepys

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Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.

— Samuel Pepys

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Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.

— Samuel Pepys

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I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.

— Samuel Pepys

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The Introduction in volume I provides a scholarly but readable account of "The Diarist" "The Diary" ("The Manuscript" "The Shorthand" and "The Text") "History of Previous Editions" "The Diary as Literature" and "The Diary as History". He played the lute viol violin flageolet recorder and spinet to varying degrees of proficiency. After six months' service he travelled back through Spain accompanied by the Naval engineer Edmund Dummer returning to England after a particularly rough passage on 30 March 1684.

It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events such as the Great Plague of London the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first publiSamuel Pepysd in the 19th century and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period.

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