Carpe diem

At the office all the morning, where, among other things, being provoked by some impertinence of Sir W. Batten’s, I called him unreasonable man, at which he was very angry and so was I, but I think we shall not much fall out about it.
After dinner to several places about business, and so home and wrote letters at my office, and one to Mr. Coventry about business, and at the close did excuse my not waiting on him myself so often as others do for want of leisure. So home and to bed.

All things call
and all fall and rot.
Excuse my not
waiting as others do
to be.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 12 April 1662.

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