Up betimes and to my office, and there all the morning, only stepped up to see my wife and her dancing master at it, and I think after all she will do pretty well at it. So to dinner, Mr. Hunt dining with us, and so to the office, where we sat late, and then I to my office casting up my Lord’s sea accounts over again, and putting them in order for payment, and so home to supper and to bed.
up step up
to see a dancing master
inkwell at the office
where the sea counts for a bed
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 28 April 1663.