Prospero

Up, and all the morning busy at the office, and after dinner abroad with my wife to the King’s playhouse, and there sawThe Island Princesse,” which I like mighty well, as an excellent play: and here we find Kinaston to be well enough to act again, which he do very well, after his beating by Sir Charles Sedley’s appointment; and so thence home, and there to my business at the Office, and after my letters done, then home to supper and to bed, my mind being mightily eased by my having this morning delivered to the Office a letter of advice about our answers to the Commissioners of Accounts, whom we have neglected, and I have done this as a record in my justification hereafter, when it shall come to be examined.

abroad I saw the island
as a well to point into

mind eased by a red-letter mission
after it shall come to be mined

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 9 February 1669.

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