Samuel Pepys

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  • ''But Lord! to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at everything that looks strange.''
    Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), British diarist. Diary entry, November 27, 1662.
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  • ''I find my wife hath something in her gizzard, that only waits an opportunity of being provoked to bring up; but I will not, for my content-sake, give it.''
    Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), British diarist. Diary entry, June 17, 1668.
  • ''Find myself £43 worse than I was the last month ... chiefly arisen from my layings-out in clothes for myself and wife; viz., for her, about £12, and for myself, £55 or thereabouts.''
    Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), British diarist. Diary entry, October 31, 1663.
  • ''Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.''
    Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), British diarist. journal entry, Dec. 25, 1665. The Diary of Samuel Pepys, eds. Robert Latham and William Matthews (1977-83).

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