Up, and to the office very busy till 3 o’clock, and then home, all of us, for half an hour to dinner, and to it again till eight at night, stating our wants of money for the Duke, but could not finish it. So broke up, and I to my office, then about letters and other businesses very late, and so home to supper, weary with business, and to bed.
O busy clock
the hour I want could finish
and let us be
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 3 February 1666.