Matrimonial

(Lord’s day). Up, and to church, where young Lowther come to church with Sir W. Pen and his Lady and daughter, and my wife tells me that either they are married or the match is quite perfected, which I am apt to believe, because all the peoples’ eyes in the church were much fixed upon them. At noon sent for Mercer, who dined with us, and very merry, and so I, after dinner, walked to the Old Swan, thinking to have got a boat to White Hall, but could not, nor was there anybody at home at Michell’s, where I thought to have sat with her et peut être obtain algo de her-which I did intend para essayer. So home, to church, a dull sermon, and then home at my chamber all the evening. So to supper and to bed.

if they married the match
to eyes fixed upon noon

and the old
swan to a boat

could any hell have
a dull sermon


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 13 January 1667.

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