Billionaires in space

At the office all the morning, at noon dined at home, and then my wife, and Deb., and I to the Kings playhouse, and saw “The Indian Queene,” but do not doat upon Nan Marshall’s acting therein, as the world talks of her excellence therein. Thence with my wife to buy some linnen, 13l. worth, for sheets, &c., at the new shop over against the New Exchange; come out of London since the fire, says his and other tradesmen’s retail trade is so great here, and better than it was in London, that they believe they shall not return, nor the city be ever so great for retail as heretofore. So home and to my business, and to bed.

if kings play Indian
on Mars

as the world on fire says
trade is great

better that they believe
they shall not return

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 27 June 1668

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