(Lady day). Up betimes and to my office, where all the morning. At noon dined alone with Sir W. Batten, where great discourse of Sir W. Pen, Sir W. Batten being, I perceive, quite out of love with him, thinking him too great and too high, and began to talk that the world do question his courage, upon which I told him plainly I have been told that he was articled against for it, and that Sir H. Vane was his great friend therein. This he was, I perceive, glad to hear. Thence to the office, and there very late, very busy, to my great content.
This afternoon of a sudden is come home Sir W. Pen from the fleete, but upon what score I know not.
Late home to supper and to bed.
the pen in love with ink
began to quest for an ear
and there of a sudden
is a score
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 25 March 1665.