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SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ., F. R.S.
FROM HIS MS. CYPHER IN THE PEPYSIAN LIBRARY,
PRESIDENT AND SENIOR FELLOW OF MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGB.
DODD, MEAD & COMPANY.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS.
FEB. IST, 1666-67. Much surprised to hear this day at Deptford that Mrs. Batters is going already to be married to him, that is now the Captain of her husband's ship. She seemed the most passionate mourner in the world.
2nd. This night comes home my new silver snuffedish, which I do give myself for my closet. I am very well pleased this night with reading a poem I brought home with me last night from Westminster Hall, of Dryden's ' upon the present war; a very good poem.
3rd (Lord's day). To White Hall, and there to Sir W. Coventry's chamber, and there staid till he was ready, talking, and among other things of the Prince's being trepanned, which was in doing just as we passed through the Stone Gallery, we asking at the door of his lodgings, and were told so. We are full of wishes for the good success; though I dare say but few do really concern ourselves for him in our hearts. With others into the House, and there hear that the work is done to the Prince ? in a few minutes without any pain