Night and day

Up, and to the office, where sat all the morning, and at noon home and heard that the last night Colonel Middleton’s wife died, a woman I never saw since she come hither, having never been within their house since. Home at noon to dinner, and thence to work all the afternoon with great pleasure, and did bring my business to a very little compass in my day book, which is a mighty pleasure, and so home to supper and get my wife to read to me, and then to bed.

office where
the night died

a woman
I never saw since

and the work
I bring

my very little day
to bed

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 11 February 1669.

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