Pre-occupied

(Lord’s day). Busy at my office from morning till night, in writing with my own hand fair our large general account of the expence and debt of the Navy, which lasted me till night to do, that I was almost blind, and Mr. Gibson with me all day long, and dined with me, and excellent discourse I had with him, he understanding all the business of the Navy most admirably. To walk a little with my wife at night in the garden, it being very hot weather again, and so to supper and to bed.

busy with my own air
I was almost blind

all day standing
I walk at night in the garden


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 4 August 1667.

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