Lay, being in some pain, but not much, with my last night’s bruise, but up and to my office, where busy all the morning, the like after dinner till very late, then home to supper and to bed.
My wife mightily troubled with the tooth ake, and my cold not being gone yet, but my bruise yesterday goes away again, and it chiefly occasioned I think now from the sudden change of the weather from a frost to a great rayne on a sudden.
night like a bruise
goes away again
now the change from frost
to a great rain
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 26 January 1665.