Desert epicure

At the office all the morning. After office done, went and eat some Colchester oysters with Sir W. Batten at his house, and there, with some company; dined and staid there talking all the afternoon; and late after dinner took Mrs. Martha out by coach, and carried her to the Theatre in a frolique, to my great expense, and there shewed her part of the “Beggar’s Bush,without much pleasure, but only for a frolique, and so home again.

We eat late, after
the heat in my
part of the bush,
with pleasure for
a home.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 8 October 1661.

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