Writer’s creed

(Lord’s day). To Church in the morning. Dined at home. My wife and I to Church in the afternoon, and that being done we went to see my uncle and aunt Wight. There I left my wife and came back, and sat with Sir W. Pen, who is not yet well again. Thence back again to my wife and supped there, and were very merry and so home, and after prayers to write down my journall for the last five days, and so to bed.

Church in the morning,
church in the afternoon.
I am a pen.
Again, again I err
and so pray:
write down the day.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 20 January 1660/61.

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