To Westminster with the two Sir Williams by water, and did several businesses, and so to the Wardrobe with Mr. Moore to dinner. Yesterday came Col. Talbot with letters from Portugall, that the Queen is resolved to embarque for England this week.
Thence to the office all the afternoon. My Lord Windsor came to us to discourse of his affairs, and to take his leave of us; he being to go Governor of Jamaica with this fleet that is now going.
Late at the office. Home with my mind full of business. So to bed.
The water came
with letters from the land
to the air
with this fleet of ice.
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 10 April 1662.