Cheshire Cheese

Erasure of Samuel Pepys

[Hawly brought a piece of his Cheshire cheese, and we were merry with it.
I took the swan for my pay, swelled with strange talk.
Chilling at home, I could not get laid.
I found viols and sat with them, much troubled.]

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Wednesday 4 January 1659/60

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