Outside influence

(Lord’s day). To church. Home, and after dinner walked to White Hall, thinking to have seen Mr. Coventry, but failed, and therefore walked clear on foot back again. Busy till night in fitting my Victualling papers in order, which I through my multitude of business and pleasure have not examined these several months. Walked back again home, and so to the Victualling Office, where I met Mr. Gawden, and have received some satisfaction, though it be short of what I expected, and what might be expected from me. So after evened I have gone, and so to supper and to bed.

I walk to think
to see clear on foot

night fitting
a paper multitude

no mine back home
where I might have gone


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 6 May 1666.

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