Up and to the office, where we sat all the morning. Then whereas I should have gone and dined with Sir W. Pen (and the rest of the officers at his house), I pretended to dine with my Lady Sandwich and so home, where I dined well, and began to wipe and clean my books in my chamber in order to the settling of my papers and things there thoroughly, and then to the office, where all the afternoon sitting, and in the evening home to supper, and then to my work again.
the morning I have off
I tend to my sand home
wipe and clean my thin ice
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 29 December 1664.