(Lord’s day). I took physique this day, and was all day in my chamber, talking with my wife about her laying out of 20l., which I had long since promised her to lay out in clothes against Easter for herself, and composing some ayres, God forgive me!
At night to prayers and to bed.

All day in amber,
I promise the aster
some air
for prayer.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 9 February 1661/62.

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