Bilateral

Up in very good health in every respect, only my late fever got by my pain do break out about my mouth.
So to the office, where all the morning sitting. Full of wants of money, and much stores to buy, for to replenish the stores, and no money to do it with, nor anybody to trust us without it.
So at noon home to dinner, Balty and his wife with us. By and by Balty takes his leave of us, he going away just now towards the fleete, where he will pass through one great engagement more before he be two days older, I believe.
I to the office, where busy all the afternoon, late, and then home, and, after some pleasant discourse to my wife, to bed. After I was in bed I had a letter from Sir W. Coventry that tells me that the fleete is sailed this morning; God send us good newes of them!

in health
in fever
my mouth full
of wants

one body
two gods


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 19 July 1666.

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