(Lord’s day). Up and with my wife to church. Dined at home. And I all the afternoon close at my office drawing up some proposals to present to the Committee for the Fishery to-morrow, having a great good intention to be serviceable in the business if I can. At night, to supper with my uncle Wight, where very merry, and so home. To prayers and to bed.
in the raw present
I fish to be serviceable
and to pray
and to be
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 6 November 1664.