Present

Up and to the office, at noon home to dinner, and all the afternoon to my accounts again, and there find myself, to my great joy, a great deal worth above 4000l., for which the Lord be praised! and is principally occasioned by my getting 500l. of Cocke, for my profit in his bargains of prize goods, and from Mr. Gawden’s making me a present of 500l. more, when I paid him 8000 for Tangier. So to my office to write letters, then to my accounts again, and so to bed, being in great ease of mind.

I find myself at Lord
be praised a bargain

making me present more
when I paid for it

then count
being as mind


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 30 December 1665.

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