Up and to my office, where all the morning, and dined at home, Mr. Deane, of Woolwich, with me, and he and I all the afternoon down by water, and in a timber yard, measuring of timber, which I now understand thoroughly, and shall be able in a little time to do the King great service.
Home in the evening, and after Will’s reading a little in the Latin Testament, to bed.

in wool
the down

in timber

in a will
a testament

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 20 June 1663.

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