The art of parting

Visited this morning by my old friend Mr. Ch. Carter, who staid and went to Westminster with me, and there we parted, and I to the Wardrobe and dined with my Lady. So home to my painters, who are now about painting my stairs. So to the office, and at night we all went to Sir W. Pen’s, and there sat and drank till 11 at night, and so home and to bed.

My friend and I,
we part, painters
painting stairs
to the night
all night.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Monday 17 June 1661.

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