Killing melancholy

erasure of a page from Pepys' diary

[The child killed his melancholy out of doors.
I heard voices that told me likewise to turn,
told me to talk with a knave,
told me to give.]


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 17 January 1659/60.

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