Up betimes and to White Hall to a Committee of Tangier, and so straight home and hard to my business at my office till noon, then to dinner, and so to my office, and by and by we sat all the afternoon, then to my office again till past one in the morning, and so home to supper and to bed.
times hit hard
my sin my dinner
my off-and-on hen
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 1 December 1664.