Illustrated man

(Lord’s day). Up, and put off first my summer’s silk suit, and put on a cloth one. Then to church, and so home to dinner, my wife and I alone to a good dinner. All the afternoon talking in my chamber with my wife, about my keeping a coach the next year, and doing some things to my house, which will cost money — that is, furnish our best chamber with tapestry, and other rooms with pictures. In the evening read good books — my wife to me; and I did even my kitchen accounts. Then to supper, and so to bed.

summer’s silk suit
talking to my fur

am I tapestry
the pictures I itch to be

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 29 September 1667.

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