Return of the native

Up and to the office, where busy all the morning, among other things about this of the flags and my bringing in of callicos to oppose Young and Whistler. At noon by promise Mr. Pierce and his wife and Madam Clerke and her niece came and dined with me to a rare chine of beefe and spent the afternoon very pleasantly all the afternoon, and then to my office in the evening, they being gone, and late at business, and then home to supper and to bed, my mind coming to itself in following of my business.

all out of promise
a rare bee spent
the afternoon being
my mind coming to itself


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 6 October 1664.

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