O tempora

Betimes at my business again, and so to the office, and dined with Brouncker and J. Minnes, at Sir W. Pen’s at a bad pasty of venison, and so to work again, and at it till past twelve at night, that I might get my great letter to the Duke of York ready against to-morrow, which I shall do, to my great content. So to bed.

my office pen’s
bad past
in a letter
against tomorrow

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 20 August 1668

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