Stripper

All the morning pleasing myself with my father, going up and down the house and garden with my father and my wife, contriving some alterations. After dinner (there coming this morning my aunt Hanes and her son from London, that is to live with my father) I rode to Huntingdon, where I met Mr. Philips, and there put my Bugden matter in order against the Court, and so to Hinchingbroke, where Mr. Barnwell shewed me the condition of the house, which is yet very backward, and I fear will be very dark in the cloyster when it is done. So home and to supper and to bed, very pleasant and quiet.

Pleasing the house with
my fat rations, I live
on lips, my inching
barn-dark oyster. It is
home and supper
and bed, very quiet.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 21 September 1661.

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