Handy

(Sunday). Mr. Mills made as excellent a sermon in the morning against drunkenness as ever I heard in my life. I dined at home; another good one of his in the afternoon. My Valentine had her fine gloves on at church to-day that I did give her.
After sermon my wife and I unto Sir Wm. Batten and sat awhile. Then home, I to read, then to supper and to bed.

Drunk, I home in
on her fine gloves:
a church I give
a sermon to
while I sup.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 24 February 1660/61.

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