Low tide

(Monday).
Spent at Michel’s
6d.
in the Folly,
1s.
oysters,
1s.
coach to W. Coventry about Mrs. Pett
1s.
thence to Commissioners of Treasury, and so to Westminster Hall by water,
6d.
With G. Montagu and Roger Pepys, and spoke with Birch and Vaughan, all in trouble about the prize business. So to Lord Crew’s (calling for a low pipe by the way), where Creed and G. M. and G. C. come,
1s.
So with Creed to a play. Little Thief,
4s.
Thence towards the Park by coach,
2s. 6d.
Come home, met with order of Commissioners of Accounts, which put together with the rest vexed me, and so home to supper and to bed.

oyster out of water
I poke all about

a low way to lay
little thief

together with
the rest-vexed bed

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys: unfinished entry for Monday 13 April 1668

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