holloway overhung with ancient trees n Cornwall

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

Chance came, Charles came
carried in a basket.
They command the sea to free the water
and the prison to be set at liberty,
and a brave eight voices made words:
domine salvum fac something
gavel glory rang spong!

And Christ free the rest.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 21 February 1659/60.