All the morning at the office sitting, dined with my wife pleasantly at home, then among my painters, and by and by went to my Civil Lawyers about my uncle’s suit, and so home again and saw my painters make an end of my house this night, which is my great joy, and so to my office and did business till ten at night, and so home and to supper, and after reading part of Bussy d’Ambois, a good play I bought to-day, to bed.
the painter went home and saw paint
his night is my night
an art I ought to be
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 15 November 1662.