Bibliophile

All the morning at home about business. At noon to the Temple, where I staid and looked over a book or two at Playford’s, and then to the Theatre, where I saw a piece of “The Silent Woman,” which pleased me. So homewards, and in my way bought “The Bondman” in Paul’s Churchyard, and so home, where I found all clean, and the hearth and range, as it is now enlarged, set up, which pleases me very much.

All morning in a book—
and then heat,
a woman,
my yard.
I found the earth
as it is now: enlarged.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 25 May 1661.

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