Up and to the office, where we sat all the morning. At noon comes my uncle Thomas and his daughter Mary about getting me to pay them the 30l. due now, but payable in law to her husband. I did give them the best answer I could, and so parted, they not desiring to stay to dinner. After dinner I down to Deptford, and there did business, and so back to my office, where very late busy, and so home to supper and to bed.
morning comes out
in the best art
no ring to own or business
to busy up
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 22 October 1664.