Up and to my office, where all the morning, and then home to dinner, and after dinner abroad, walked to Paul’s Churchyard, but my books not bound, which vexed me. So home to my office again, where very late about business, and so home to supper and to bed, my cold continuing in a great degree upon me still.
This day I received a good sum of money due to me upon one score or another from Sir G. Carteret, among others to clear all my matters about Colours, wherein a month or two since I was so embarrassed and I thank God I find myself to have got clear, by that commodity, 50l. and something more; and earned it with dear pains and care and issuing of my owne money, and saved the King near 100l. in it.
all the books
continuing in me
other matters colors pains
are my own
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 28 January 1665.