Up, and to the office, where all the morning, and at noon home to dinner, and all the afternoon also busy till late preparing things to fortify myself and fellows against the Parliament; and particularly myself against what I fear is thought, that I have suppressed the Order of the Board by which the discharging the great ships off at Chatham by tickets was directed; whereas, indeed, there was no such Order. So home at night to supper and to bed.
I fortify myself against myself
what I fear is thought
I order disorder
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 23 November 1667.