(Lord’s day). At home, and Robert Barnwell with us, and dined, and in the evening my father and I walked round Portholme and viewed all the fields, which was very pleasant. Thence to Hinchingbroke, which is now all in dirt, because of my Lord’s building, which will make it very magnificent. Back to Brampton, and to supper and to bed.

Home and barn in the evening.
I walk the fields, now all in dirt—
a magnificent supper.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 14th July 1661

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