"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

23 February 2020

Happy Birthday, Pepys

Hayls, Samuel Pepys, 1666


Samuel Pepys was born on this date in 1633.

But Lord! to see how much of my old folly and childishness hangs upon me still that I cannot forbear carrying my watch in my hand in the coach all this afternoon, and seeing what o'clock it is one hundred times; and am apt to think with myself, how could I be so long without one; though I remember since, I had one, and found it a trouble, and resolved to carry one no more about me while I lived.

Samuel Pepys, from Saturday, May 16, 1633

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