Paper pusher

(Lord’s day). Very well in the morning, and up and to my chamber all the morning to put my things and papers yet more in order, and so to dinner. Thence all the afternoon at my office till late making up my papers and letters there into a good condition of order, and so home to supper, and after reading a good while in the King’s works, which is a noble book, to bed.

Lord I am all morning thin paper

and all afternoon work

which is no book to be


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 27 August 1665.

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