No justice

Up, and to the Excise-Office, and thence to White Hall a little, and so back again to the ’Change, but nobody there, it being over, and so walked home to dinner, and after dinner comes Mr. Seymour to visit me, a talking fellow: but I hear by him that Captain Trevanion do give it out every where, that I did overrule the whole Court-martiall against him, as long as I was there; and perhaps I may receive, this time, some wrong by it: but I care not, for what I did was out of my desire of doing justice. So the office, where late, and then home to supper and to bed.

an off-white
body becomes

our every overrule
our perhaps this time

but not out of desire
just ice

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 10 April 1669.

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