Up and close at my office all the morning. To the ‘Change busy at noon, and so home to dinner, and then in the afternoon at the office till night, and so late home quite tired with business, and without joy in myself otherwise than that I am by God’s grace enabled to go through it and one day, hope to have benefit by it. So home to supper and to bed.
close to change
to quit and out myself
otherwise I am
by God’s grace bled
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 28 April 1664.