THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS



By Samuel Pepys





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20s. in money, and what wine she

needed, for the burying him



A good handsome wench I kissed, the

first that I have seen



A fair salute on horseback, in

Rochester streets, of the lady



A most conceited fellow and not over

much in him



A conceited man, but of no Logique in

his head at all



A pretty man, I would be content to

break a commandment with him



A lady spit backward upon me by a

mistake



A play not very good, though commended

much



A cat will be a cat still



A book the Bishops will not let be

printed again



A most tedious, unreasonable, and

impertinent sermon



About two o'clock, too late and too

soon to go home to bed



Academy was dissolved by order of the

Pope



Act of Council passed, to put out all

Papists in office



Advantage a man of the law hath over

all other people



Afeard of being louzy





After taking leave of my wife, which we

could hardly do kindly



After awhile I caressed her and parted

seeming friends



After many protestings by degrees I did

arrive at what I would



After oysters, at first course, a hash

of rabbits, a lamb



After a harsh word or two my wife and I

good friends



All ended in love



All made much worse in their report

among people than they are



All the fleas came to him and not to me



All divided that were bred so long at

school together



All may see how slippery places all

courtiers stand in



All things to be managed with faction



All the towne almost going out of towne

(Plague panic)



Ambassador--that he is an honest man

sent to lie abroad



Among  many lazy people that the

diligent man becomes necessary



An exceeding pretty lass, and right for

the sport



An offer of L500 for a Baronet's

dignity



And for his beef, says he, "Look how

fat it is"



And if ever I fall on it again, I

deserve to be undone



And a deal of do of which I am weary



And they did lay pigeons to his feet



And there, did what I would with her



And so to sleep till the morning, but

was bit cruelly



And so to bed and there entertained her

with great content



And feeling for a chamber-pott, there

was none



And with the great men in curing of

their claps



And so by coach, though hard to get it,

being rainy, home



Angry, and so continued till bed, and

did not sleep friends



Aptness I have to be troubled at any

thing that crosses me



Archbishop is a wencher, and known to

be so



As much his friend as his interest will

let him



As very a gossip speaking of her

neighbours as any body



As all other women, cry, and yet talk

of other things



As he called it, the King's seventeenth

whore abroad



As all things else did not come up to

my expectations



Asleep, while the wench sat mending my

breeches by my bedside



At least 12 or 14,000 people in the

street (to see the hanging)



At a loss whether it will be better for

me to have him die



Badge of slavery upon the whole people

(taxes)



Baker's house in Pudding Lane, where

the late great fire begun



Baseness and looseness of the Court



Bath at the top of his house



Beare-garden



Because I would not be over sure of any

thing



Before I sent my boy out with them, I

beat him for a lie



Begun to smell, and so I caused it to

be set forth (corpse)



Being there, and seeming to do

something, while we do not



Being cleansed of lice this day by my

wife



Being very poor and mean as to the

bearing with trouble



Being taken with a Psalmbook or

Testament



Below what people think these great

people say and do



Best fence against the Parliament's

present fury is delay



Better now than never



Bewailing the vanity and disorders of

the age



Bite at the stone, and not at the hand

that flings it



Bleeding behind by leeches will cure

him



Bold to deliver what he thinks on every

occasion



Book itself, and both it and them not

worth a turd



Bookseller's, and there looked for

Montaigne's Essays



Bottle of strong water; whereof now and

then a sip did me good



Bought for the love of the binding

three books



Bought Montaigne's Essays, in English



Bowling-ally (where lords and ladies

are now at bowles)



Boy up to-night for his sister to teach

him to put me to bed



Bring me a periwig, but it was full of

nits



Bringing over one discontented man, you

raise up three



Bristol milk (the sherry) in the vaults



Broken sort of people, that have not

much to lose



Burned it, that it might not be among

my books to my shame



Business of abusing the Puritans begins

to grow stale



But a woful rude rabble there was, and

such noises



But so fearful I am of discontenting my

wife



But I think I am not bound to discover

myself



But we were friends again as we are

always



But this the world believes, and so let

them



But if she will ruin herself, I cannot

help it



But my wife vexed, which vexed me



Buy some roll-tobacco to smell to and

chaw



Buying up of goods in case there should

be war



Buying his place of my Lord Barkely



By his many words and no understanding,

confound himself



By chewing of tobacco is become very

fat and sallow



By and by met at her chamber, and there

did what I would



By her wedding-ring, I suppose he hath

married her at last



Called at a little ale-house, and had

an eele pye



Came to bed to me, but all would not

make me friends



Cannot bring myself to mind my business



Cannot be clean to go so many bodies

together in the same water



Cast stones with his horne crooke



Castlemayne is sicke again, people

think, slipping her filly



Catched cold yesterday by putting off

my stockings



Catholiques are everywhere and bold



Cavaliers have now the upper hand clear

of the Presbyterians



Charles Barkeley's greatness is only

his being pimp to the King



Chocolate was introduced into England

about the year 1652



Church, where a most insipid young

coxcomb preached



City to be burned, and the Papists to

cut our throats



Clap of the pox which he got about

twelve years ago



Clean myself with warm water; my wife

will have me



Comb my head clean, which I found so

foul with powdering



Come to see them in bed together, on

their wedding-night



Come to us out of bed in his furred

mittens and furred cap



Comely black woman.--[The old

expression for a brunette.]



Coming to lay out a great deal of money

in clothes for my wife



Commons, where there is nothing done

but by passion, and faction



Compliment from my aunt, which I take

kindly as it is unusual



Confidence, and vanity, and disparages

everything



Confusion of years in the case of the

months of January (etc.)



Consult my pillow upon that and every

great thing of my life



Content as to be at our own home, after

being abroad awhile



Contracted for her as if he had been

buying a horse



Convenience of periwiggs is so great



Could not saw above 4 inches of the

stone in a day



Counterfeit mirthe and pleasure with

them, but had but little



Court is in a way to ruin all for their

pleasures



Court attendance infinite tedious



Craft and cunning concerning the buying

and choosing of horses



Credit of this office hath received by

this rogue's occasion



Cruel custom of throwing at cocks on

Shrove Tuesday



Cure of the King's evil, which he do

deny altogether



Dare not oppose it alone for making an

enemy and do no good



Declared he will never have another

public mistress again



Delight to see these poor fools decoyed

into our condition



Deliver her from the hereditary curse

of child-bearing



Desk fastened to one of the armes of

his chayre



Did dig another, and put our wine in

it; and I my Parmazan cheese



Did extremely beat him, and though it

did trouble me to do it



Did so watch to see my wife put on

drawers, which (she did)



Did take me up very prettily in one or

two things that I said



Did much insist upon the sin of

adultery



Did go to Shoe Lane to see a cocke-

fighting at a new pit there



Did find none of them within, which I

was glad of



Did tumble them all the afternoon as I

pleased



Did trouble me very much to be at

charge to no purpose



Did see the knaveries and tricks of

jockeys



Did not like that Clergy should meddle

with matters of state



Did put evil thoughts in me, but

proceeded no further



Dined with my wife on pease porridge

and nothing else



Dined upon six of my pigeons, which my

wife has resolved to kill



Dined at home alone, a good calves head

boiled and dumplings



Dinner, an ill and little mean one,

with foul cloth and dishes



Discontented at the pride and luxury of

the Court



Discontented that my wife do not go

neater now she has two maids



Discourse of Mr. Evelyn touching all

manner of learning



Discoursed much against a man's lying

with his wife in Lent



Discoursing upon the sad condition of

the times



Disease making us more cruel to one

another than if we are doggs



Disorder in the pit by its raining in,

from the cupola



Disquiet all night, telling of the

clock till it was daylight



Do outdo the Lords infinitely (debates

in the Commons)



Do look upon me as a remembrancer of

his former vanity



Do bury still of the plague seven or

eight in a day



Doe from Cobham, when the season comes,

bucks season being past



Dog attending us, which made us all

merry again



Dog, that would turn a sheep any way

which



Doubtfull of himself, and easily be

removed from his own opinion



Down to the Whey house and drank some

and eat some curds



Dr. Calamy is this day sent to Newgate

for preaching



Drink a dish of coffee



Driven down again with a stinke by Sir

W. Pen's shying of a pot



Duke of York and Mrs. Palmer did talk

to one another very wanton



Duodecimal arithmetique



Durst not take notice of her, her

husband being there



Dying this last week of the plague 112,

from 43 the week before



Eat some of the best cheese-cakes that

ever I eat in my life



Eat of the best cold meats that ever I

eat on in all my life



Eat a mouthful of pye at home to stay

my stomach



Eat some butter and radishes



Enough existed to build a ship (Pieces

of the true Cross)



Enquiring into the selling of places do

trouble a great many



Erasmus "de scribendis epistolis"



Even to the having bad words with my

wife, and blows too



Every man looking after himself, and

his owne lust and luxury



Every small thing is enough now-a-days

to bring a difference



Every body leads, and nobody follows



Every body is at a great losse and

nobody can tell



Every body's looks, and discourse in

the street is of death



Exceeding kind to me, more than usual,

which makes me afeard



Exclaiming against men's wearing their

hats on in the church



Excommunications, which they send upon

the least occasions



Expectation of profit will have its

force



Expected musique, the missing of which

spoiled my dinner



Faced white coat, made of one of my

wife's pettycoates



Familiarity with her other servants is

it that spoils them all



Fanatiques do say that the end of the

world is at hand



Fashionable and black spots



Fear all his kindness is but only his

lust to her



Fear that the goods and estate would be

seized (after suicide)



Fear it may do him no good, but me hurt



Fear I shall not be able to wipe my

hands of him again



Fear she should prove honest and refuse

and then tell my wife



Feared I might meet with some people

that might know me



Fearful that I might not go far enough

with my hat off



Fears some will stand for the

tolerating of Papists



Fell to sleep as if angry



Fell a-crying for joy, being all

maudlin and kissing one another



Fell to dancing, the first time that

ever I did in my life



Fetch masts from New England



Feverish, and hath sent for Mr. Pierce

to let him blood



Few in any age that do mind anything

that is abstruse



Find that now and then a little

difference do no hurte



Find it a base copy of a good

originall, that vexed me



Find myself to over-value things when a

child



Finding my wife not sick, but yet out

of order



Finding my wife's clothes lie

carelessly laid up



Fire grow; and, as it grew darker,

appeared more and more



First time that ever I heard the organs

in a cathedral



First their apes, that they may be

afterwards their slaves



First thing of that nature I did ever

give her (L10 ring)



First time I had given her leave to

wear a black patch



Fixed that the year should commence in

January instead of March



Fool's play with which all publick

things are done



For my quiet would not enquire into it



For, for her part, she should not be

buried in the commons



For a land-tax and against a general

excise



For I will not be inward with him that

is open to another



For I will be hanged before I seek to

him, unless I see I need



Force a man to swear against himself



Forced to change gold, 8s. 7d.;

servants and poor, 1s. 6d.



Forgetting many things, which her

master beat her for



Formerly say that the King was a

bastard and his mother a whore



Found my brother John at eight o'clock

in bed, which vexed me



Found him a fool, as he ever was, or

worse



Found him not so ill as I thought that

he had been ill



Found in my head and body about twenty

lice, little and great



Found to be with child, do never stir

out of their beds



Found guilty, and likely will be hanged

(for stealing spoons)



France, which is accounted the best

place for bread



Frequent trouble in things we deserve

best in



Frogs and many insects do often fall

from the sky, ready formed



From some fault in the meat to complain

of my maid's sluttery



Gadding abroad to look after beauties



Galileo's air thermometer, made before

1597



Gamester's life, which I see is very

miserable, and poor



Gave him his morning draft



Generally with corruption, but most

indeed with neglect



Gentlewomen did hold up their heads to

be kissed by the King



Get his lady to trust herself with him

into the tavern



Give the King of France Nova Scotia,

which he do not like



Give her a Lobster and do so touse her

and feel her all over



Give the other notice of the future

state, if there was any



Glad to be at friendship with me,

though we hate one another



Gladder to have just now received it

(than a promise)



God knows that I do not find honesty

enough in my own mind



God forgive me! what thoughts and

wishes I had



God help him, he wants bread.



God forgive me! what a mind I had to

her



God! what an age is this, and what a

world is this





Going with her woman to a hot-house to

bathe herself



Gold holds up its price still



Goldsmiths in supplying the King with

money at dear rates



Good sport of the bull's tossing of the

dogs



Good wine, and anchovies, and pickled

oysters (for breakfast)



Good purpose of fitting ourselves for

another war (A Peace)



Good writers are not admired by the

present



Got her upon my knee (the coach being

full) and played with her



Great thaw it is not for a man to walk

the streets



Great newes of the Swedes declaring for

us against the Dutch



Great deale of tittle tattle discourse

to little purpose



Great many silly stories they tell of

their sport



Greater number of Counsellors is, the

more confused the issue



Greatest businesses are done so

superficially



Had no more manners than to invite me

and to let me pay



Had his hand cut off, and was hanged

presently!





Had what pleasure almost I would with

her



Had the umbles of it for dinner



Half a pint of Rhenish wine at the

Still-yard, mixed with beer



Hanged with a silken halter



Hanging jack to roast birds on



Hard matter to settle to business after

so much leisure



Hate in others, and more in myself, to

be careless of keys



Hates to have any body mention what he

had done the day before



Hath not a liberty of begging till he

hath served three years



Hath a good heart to bear, or a cunning

one to conceal his evil



Hath given her the pox, but I hope it

is not so



Have not known her this fortnight

almost, which is a pain to me



Have not any awe over them from the

King's displeasure (Commons)



Have not much to lose, and therefore

will venture all



Have been so long absent that I am

ashamed to go



Having some experience, but greater

conceit of it than is fit



He that will not stoop for a pin, will

never be worth a pound



He made but a poor sermon, but long



He has been inconvenienced by being too

free in discourse



He having made good promises, though I

fear his performance



He hoped he should live to see her

"ugly and willing"



He is too wise to be made a friend of



He was fain to lie in the priest's hole

a good while



He was charged with making himself

popular



He is, I perceive, wholly sceptical, as

well as I



He is a man of no worth in the world

but compliment



He is not a man fit to be told what one

hears



Heard noises over their head upon the

leads



Heeling her on one side to make her

draw little water



Helping to slip their calfes when there

is occasion



Her months upon her is gone to bed



Here I first saw oranges grow



Hired her to procure this poor soul for

him



His enemies have done him as much good

as he could wish



His readiness to speak spoilt all



His satisfaction is nothing worth, it

being easily got



His company ever wearys me



Holes for me to see from my closet into

the great office



Hopes to have had a bout with her

before she had gone



Houses marked with a red cross upon the

doors



How the Presbyterians would be angry if

they durst



How highly the Presbyters do talk in

the coffeehouses still



How little merit do prevail in the

world, but only favour



How little heed is had to the prisoners

and sicke and wounded



How unhappily a man may fall into a

necessity of bribing people



How natural it is for us to slight

people out of power



How little to be presumed of in our

greatest undertakings



Hugged, it being cold now in the

mornings .  .  .  .



I took occasion to be angry with him



I could not forbear to love her

exceedingly



I do not value her, or mind her as I

ought



I did what I would, and might have done

anything else



I have itched mightily these 6 or 7

days



I know not whether to be glad or sorry



I was as merry as I could counterfeit

myself to be



I could have answered, but forbore



I have a good mind to have the

maidenhead of this girl



I know not how in the world to abstain

from reading



I fear that it must be as it can, and

not as I would



I had six noble dishes for them,

dressed by a man-cook



I find her painted, which makes me

loathe her (cosmetics)



I did get her hand to me under my cloak



I perceive no passion in a woman can be

lasting long



I having now seen a play every day this

week



I was very angry, and resolve to beat

him to-morrow



I know not yet what that is, and am

ashamed to ask



I do not like his being angry and in

debt both together to me



I will not by any over submission make

myself cheap



I slept soundly all the sermon



I and she never were so heartily angry

in our lives as to-day



I calling her beggar, and she me

pricklouse, which vexed me



I love the treason I hate the traitor



I would not enquire into anything, but

let her talk



I kissed the bride in bed, and so the

curtaines drawne



I have promised, but know not when I

shall perform



I met a dead corps of the plague, in

the narrow ally



I am a foole to be troubled at it,

since I cannot helpe it



I was exceeding free in dallying with

her, and she not unfree



I was a great Roundhead when I was a

boy



I pray God to make me able to pay for

it.



I took a broom and basted her till she

cried extremely



I was demanded L100, for the fee of the

office at 6d. a pound



I never designed to be a witness

against any man



I fear is not so good as she should be



If the exportations exceed importations



If it should come in print my name

maybe at it



Ill from my late cutting my hair so

close to my head



Ill all this day by reason of the last

night's debauch



Ill sign when we are once to come to

study how to excuse



Ill humour to be so against that which

all the world cries up



Ill-bred woman, would take exceptions

at anything any body said



In my nature am mighty unready to

answer no to anything



In men's clothes, and had the best legs

that ever I saw



In our graves (as Shakespeere resembles

it) we could dream



In discourse he seems to be wise and

say little



In perpetual trouble and vexation that

need it least



In comes Mr. North very sea-sick from

shore



In a hackney and full of people, was

ashamed to be seen



In my dining-room she was doing

something upon the pott



Inconvenience that do attend the

increase of a man's fortune



Inoffensive vanity of a man who loved

to see himself in the glass



Instructed by Shakespeare himself



Irish in Ireland, whom Cromwell had

settled all in one corner



It not being handsome for our servants

to sit so equal with us



Justice of God in punishing men for the

sins of their ancestors



Justice of proceeding not to condemn a

man unheard



Keep at interest, which is a good,

quiett, and easy profit



King is at the command of any woman

like a slave



King shall not be able to whip a cat



King was gone to play at Tennis



King hath lost his power, by submitting

himself to this way



King do resolve to declare the Duke of

Monmouth legitimate



King himself minding nothing but his

ease



King is not at present in purse to do



King is mighty kind to these his

bastard children



King the necessity of having, at least,

a show of religion



King be desired to put all Catholiques

out of employment



King still do doat upon his women, even

beyond all shame



King is offended with the Duke of

Richmond's marrying



King of France did think other princes

fit for nothing



King governed by his lust, and women,

and rogues about him



King do tire all his people that are

about him with early rising



King's service is undone, and those

that trust him perish



King's Proclamation against drinking,

swearing, and debauchery



Kingdom will fall back again to a

commonwealth



Kiss my Parliament, instead of "Kiss my

[rump]"



Know yourself to be secure, in being

necessary to the office



L'escholle des filles, a lewd book



Lady Castlemayne is compounding with

the King for a pension



Lady Duchesse the veryest slut and

drudge



Lady Batten to give me a spoonful of

honey for my cold



Lady Castlemaine is still as great with

the King



Lady Castlemayne's nose out of joynt



Lady Castlemayne is now in a higher

command over the King



Lady Castlemayne do rule all at this

time as much as ever



Laissez nous affaire--Colbert



Last day of their doubtfulness touching

her being with child



Last act of friendship in telling me of

my faults also



Laughing and jeering at every thing

that looks strange



Lay long caressing my wife and talking



Lay long in bed talking and pleasing

myself with my wife



Lay chiding, and then pleased with my

wife in bed



Lay with her to-night, which I have not

done these eight(days)



Learned the multiplication table for

the first time in  1661



Learnt a pretty trick to try whether a

woman be a maid or no



Lechery will never leave him



Let me blood, about sixteen ounces, I

being exceedingly full



Let her brew as she has baked



Lewdness and beggary of the Court



Liability of a husband to pay for goods

supplied his wife



Liberty of speech in the House



Listening to no reasoning for it, be it

good or bad



Little content most people have in the

peace



Little children employed, every one to

do something



Little worth of this world, to buy it

with so much pain



Long cloaks being now quite out



Look askew upon my wife, because my

wife do not buckle to them



Lord! to see the absurd nature of

Englishmen



Lord! in the dullest insipid manner

that ever lover did



Lust and wicked lives of the nuns

heretofore in England



Luxury and looseness of the times



Lying a great while talking and

sporting in bed with my wife



Made a lazy sermon, like a Presbyterian



Made to drink, that they might know him

not to be a Roundhead



Made him admire my drawing a thing

presently in shorthand



Magnifying the graces of the nobility

and prelates



Make a man wonder at the good fortune

of such a fool



Man cannot live without playing the

knave and dissimulation

Matters in Ireland are full of

discontent



Meazles, we fear, or, at least, of a

scarlett feavour



Methought very ill, or else I am grown

worse to please



Milke, which I drank to take away, my

heartburne



Mirrors which makes the room seem both

bigger and lighter



Money I have not, nor can get



Money, which sweetens all things



Montaigne is conscious that we are

looking over his shoulder



Most flat dead sermon, both for matter

and manner of delivery



Most homely widow, but young, and

pretty rich, and good natured



Mr. William Pen a Quaker again



Much discourse, but little to be

learned



Musique in the morning to call up our

new-married people



Muske Millon



My wife, coming up suddenly, did find

me embracing the girl



My wife hath something in her gizzard,

that only waits



My heart beginning to falsify in this

business



My old folly and childishnesse hangs

upon me still



My new silk suit, the first that ever I

wore in my life



My Lord, who took physic to-day and was

in his chamber



My wife will keep to one another and

let the world go hang



My wife this night troubled at my

leaving her alone so much



My wife was making of her tarts and

larding of her pullets



My head was not well with the wine that

I drank to-day



My first attempt being to learn the

multiplication-table



My intention to learn to trill



Necessary, and yet the peace is so bad

in its terms



Never laughed so in all my life.  I

laughed till my head ached



Never, while he lives, truckle under

any body or any faction



Never to trust too much to any man in

the world



Never was known to keep two mistresses

in his life (Charles II.)



Never could man say worse himself nor

have worse said



New Netherlands to English rule, under

the title of New York



No Parliament can, as he says, be kept

long good



No manner of means used to quench the

fire



No pleasure--only the variety of it



No money to do it with, nor anybody to

trust us without it



No man is wise at all times



No man was ever known to lose the first

time



No man knowing what to do, whether to

sell or buy



No sense nor grammar, yet in as good

words that ever I saw



No good by taking notice of it, for the

present she forbears



Nonconformists do now preach openly in

houses



None will sell us any thing without our

personal security given



Nor would become obliged too much to

any



Nor will yield that the Papists have

any ground given them



Nor was there any pretty woman that I

did see, but my wife



Nor offer anything, but just what is

drawn out of a man



Not well, and so had no pleasure at all

with my poor wife



Not eat a bit of good meat till he has

got money to pay the men



Not the greatest wits, but the steady

man



Not when we can, but when we list



Not to be censured if their necessities

drive them to bad



Not more than I expected, nor so much

by a great deal as I ought



Not thinking them safe men to receive

such a gratuity



Not permit her begin to do so, lest

worse should follow



Nothing in the world done with true

integrity



Nothing in it approaching that single

page in St. Simon



Nothing of the memory of a man, an

houre after he is dead!



Nothing is to be got without offending

God and the King



Nothing of any truth and sincerity, but

mere envy and design



Now above six months since (smoke from

the cellars)



Offer me L500 if I would desist from

the Clerk of the Acts place



Offered to stop the fire near his house

for such a reward



Officers are four years behind-hand

unpaid



Once a week or so I know a gentleman

must go .  .  .  .



Opening his mind to him as of one that

may hereafter be his foe



Ordered him L2000, and he paid me my

quantum out of it



Ordered in the yarde six or eight

bargemen to be whipped



Origin in the use of a plane against

the grain of the wood



Out also to and fro, to see and be seen



Painful to keep money, as well as to

get it



Parliament being vehement against the

Nonconformists



Parliament hath voted 2s. per annum for

every chimney in England



Parliament do agree to throw down

Popery



Parson is a cunning fellow he is as any

of his coat



Peace with France, which, as a

Presbyterian, he do not like



Pen was then turned Quaker



Periwigg he lately made me cleansed of

its nits



Peruques of hair, as the fashion now is

for ladies to wear



Pest coaches and put her into it to

carry her to a pest house



Petition against hackney coaches



Pit, where the bears are baited



Plague claimed 68,596 victims (in 1665)



Plague is much in Amsterdam, and we in

fears of it here



Plague, forty last night, the bell

always going



Play good, but spoiled with the ryme,

which breaks the sense



Pleases them mightily, and me not at

all



Poor seamen that lie starving in the

streets



Posies for Rings, Handkerchers and

Gloves



Pray God give me a heart to fear a

fall, and to prepare for it!



Presbyterians against the House of

Lords



Presse seamen, without which we cannot

really raise men



Pressing in it as if none of us had

like care with him



Pretends to a resolution of being

hereafter very clean



Pretty sayings, which are generally

like paradoxes



Pretty to see the young pretty ladies

dressed like men



Pride of some persons and vice of most

was but a sad story



Pride and debauchery of the present

clergy



Protestants as to the Church of Rome

are wholly fanatiques



Providing against a foule day to get as

much money into my hands



Put up with too much care, that I have

forgot where they are



Quakers being charmed by a string about

their wrists



Quakers do still continue, and rather

grow than lessen



Quakers and others that will not have

any bell ring for them



Rabbit not half roasted, which made me

angry with my wife



Raising of our roofs higher to enlarge

our houses



Reading to my wife and brother

something in Chaucer



Reading over my dear "Faber fortunae,"

of my Lord Bacon's



Receive the applications of people, and

hath presents



Reckon nothing money but when it is in

the bank



Reduced the Dutch settlement of New

Netherlands to English rule



Rejoiced over head and ears in this

good newes



Removing goods from one burned house to

another



Reparation for what we had embezzled



Requisite I be prepared against the

man's friendship



Resolve to have the doing of it

himself, or else to hinder it



Resolve to live well and die a beggar



Resolved to go through it, and it is

too late to help it now



Resolving not to be bribed to dispatch

business



Ridiculous nonsensical book set out by

Will. Pen, for the Quaker



Rotten teeth and false, set in with

wire



Sad sight it was: the whole City almost

on fire



Sad for want of my wife, whom I love

with all my heart



Said to die with the cleanest hands

that ever any Lord Treasurer



Saw "Mackbeth," to our great content



Saw two battles of cocks, wherein is no

great sport



Saw his people go up and down louseing

themselves



Saying, that for money he might be got

to our side



Says, of all places, if there be hell,

it is here



Says of wood, that it is an excrescence

of the earth



Sceptic in all things of religion



Scotch song of "Barbary Allen"



Searchers with their rods in their

hands



See whether my wife did wear drawers

to-day as she used to do



See how a good dinner and feasting

reconciles everybody



See how time and example may alter a

man



Sent my wife to get a place to see

Turner hanged



Sent me last night, as a bribe, a

barrel of sturgeon



Sermon without affectation or study



Sermon ended, and the church broke up,

and my amours ended also



Sermon upon Original Sin, neither

understood by himself



Sermon; but, it being a Presbyterian

one, it was so long



Shakespeare's plays



Shame such a rogue should give me and

all of us this trouble



She is conceited that she do well

already



She used the word devil, which vexed me



She was so ill as to be shaved and

pidgeons put to her feet



She begins not at all to take pleasure

in me or study to please



She is a very good companion as long as

she is well



She also washed my feet in a bath of

herbs, and so to bed



She had got and used some puppy-dog

water



She hath got her teeth new done by La

Roche



She loves to be taken dressing herself,

as I always find her



She so cruel a hypocrite that she can

cry when she pleases



She finds that I am lousy



Short of what I expected, as for the

most part it do fall out



Shy of any warr hereafter, or to

prepare better for it



Sick of it and of him for it



Sicke men that are recovered, they

lying before our office doors



Silence; it being seldom any wrong to a

man to say nothing



Singing with many voices is not singing



Sir W. Pen was so fuddled that we could

not try him to play



Sir W. Pen did it like a base raskall,

and so I shall remember



Sit up till 2 o'clock that she may call

the wench up to wash



Slabbering my band sent home for

another



Smoke jack consists of a wind-wheel

fixed in the chimney



So home to supper, and to bed, it being

my wedding night



So great a trouble is fear



So to bed, to be up betimes by the

helpe of a larum watch



So much is it against my nature to owe

anything to any body



So home, and after supper did wash my

feet, and so to bed



So home to prayers and to bed



So I took occasion to go up and to bed

in a pet



So to bed in some little discontent,

but no words from me



So home and to supper with beans and

bacon and to bed



So we went to bed and lay all night in

a quarrel



So much wine, that I was even almost

foxed



So good a nature that he cannot deny

any thing



So time do alter, and do doubtless the

like in myself



So home and to bed, where my wife had

not lain a great while



So out, and lost our way, which made me

vexed



So every thing stands still for money



Softly up to see whether any of the

beds were out of order or no



Some merry talk with a plain bold maid

of the house



Some ends of my own in what advice I do

give her



Sorry in some respect, glad in my

expectations in another respect



Sorry for doing it now, because of

obliging me to do the like



Sorry thing to be a poor King



Spares not to blame another to defend

himself



Sparrowgrass



Speaks rarely, which pleases me

mightily



Spends his time here most, playing at

bowles



Sport to me to see him so earnest on so

little occasion



Staid two hours with her kissing her,

but nothing more



Statute against selling of offices



Staying out late, and painting in the

absence of her husband



Strange things he has been found guilty

of, not fit to name



Strange the folly of men to lay and

lose so much money



Strange how civil and tractable he was

to me



Street ordered to be continued, forty

feet broad, from Paul's



Subject to be put into a disarray upon

very small occasions



Such open flattery is beastly



Suffered her humour to spend, till we

begun to be very quiet



Supper and to bed without one word one

to another



Suspect the badness of the peace we

shall make



Swear they will not go to be killed and

have no pay



Take pins out of her pocket to prick me

if I should touch her



Talk very highly of liberty of

conscience



Taught my wife some part of subtraction



Tax the same man in three or four

several capacities



Tear all that I found either boyish or

not to be worth keeping



Tell me that I speak in my dreams



That I might not seem to be afeared



That I may have nothing by me but what

is worth keeping



That I may look as a man minding

business



The unlawfull use of lawfull things



The devil being too cunning to

discourage a gamester



The most ingenious men may sometimes be

mistaken



The Alchymist,"--[Comedy by Ben Jonson



The barber came to trim me and wash me



The present Irish pronunciation of

English



The world do not grow old at all



The ceremonies did not please me, they

do so overdo them



The rest did give more, and did believe

that I did so too



Thence by coach, with a mad coachman,

that drove like mad



Thence to Mrs. Martin's, and did what I

would with her



There is no passing but by coach in the

streets, and hardly that



There eat and drank, and had my

pleasure of her twice



There did 'tout ce que je voudrais

avec' her



There setting a poor man to keep my

place



There is no man almost in the City

cares a turd for him



There being ten hanged, drawn, and

quartered



These young Lords are not fit to do any

service abroad



These Lords are hard to be trusted



They were so false spelt that I was

ashamed of them



They want where to set their feet, to

begin to do any thing



This day churched, her month of

childbed being out



This absence makes us a little strange

instead of more fond



This week made a vow to myself to drink

no wine this week



This day I began to put on buckles to

my shoes



This unhappinesse of ours do give them

heart



This kind of prophane, mad

entertainment they give themselves



Those absent from prayers were to pay a

forfeit



Those bred in the North among the

colliers are good for labour



Though he knows, if he be not a fool,

that I love him not



Thus it was my chance to see the King

beheaded at White Hall



Tied our men back to back, and thrown

them all into the sea



To Mr. Holliard's in the morning,

thinking to be let blood



To be enjoyed while we are young and

capable of these joys



To see Major-general Harrison hanged,

drawn; and quartered



To the Swan and drank our morning draft



To see the bride put to bed



Too much of it will make her know her

force too much



Took physique, and it did work very

well



Tory--The term was not used politically

until about 1679



Tried the effect of my silence and not

provoking her



Trouble, and more money, to every

Watch, to them to drink



Troubled me, to see the confidence of

the vice of the age



Trumpets were brought under the

scaffold that he not be heard



Turn out every man that will be drunk,

they must turn out all



Two shops in three, if not more,

generally shut up



Uncertainty of all history



Uncertainty of beauty



Unless my too-much addiction to

pleasure undo me



Unquiet which her ripping up of old

faults will give me



Up, leaving my wife in bed, being sick

of her months



Up, finding our beds good, but lousy;

which made us merry



Up and took physique, but such as to go

abroad with



Upon a very small occasion had a

difference again broke out



Venison-pasty that we have for supper

to-night to the cook's



Very angry we were, but quickly friends

again



Very great tax; but yet I do think it

is so perplexed



Vexed at my wife's neglect in leaving

of her scarf



Vexed me, but I made no matter of it,

but vexed to myself



Vices of the Court, and how the pox is

so common there



Voyage to Newcastle for coles



Waked this morning between four and

five by my blackbird



Was kissing my wife, which I did not

like



We are to go to law never to revenge,

but only to repayre



We had a good surloyne of rost beefe



Weary of it; but it will please the

citizens

Weather being very wet and hot to keep

meat in.



What way a man could devise to lose so

much in so little time



What I said would not hold water



What I had writ foule in short hand



What they all, through profit or fear,

did promise



What a sorry dispatch these great

persons give to business



What is there more to be had of a woman

than the possessing her



Where money is free, there is great

plenty



Where I find the worst very good



Where a piece of the Cross is



Where a trade hath once been and do

decay, it never recovers



Where I expect most I find least

satisfaction



Wherein every party has laboured to

cheat another



Which he left him in the lurch



Which I did give him some hope of,

though I never intend it



Whip this child till the blood come, if

it were my child!



Whip a boy at each place they stop at

in their procession



Who is the most, and promises the

least, of any man



Who we found ill still, but he do make

very much of it



Who must except against every thing and

remedy nothing



Whose red nose makes me ashamed to be

seen with him



Willing to receive a bribe if it were

offered me



Wine, new and old, with labells pasted

upon each bottle



Wise man's not being wise at all times



Wise men do prepare to remove abroad

what they have



With much ado in an hour getting a

coach home



With a shower of hail as big as walnuts



Wonders that she cannot be as good

within as she is fair without



World sees now the use of them for

shelter of men (fore-castles)



Would make a dogg laugh



Would either conform, or be more wise,

and not be catched!



Would not make my coming troublesome to

any



Wretch, n., often used as an expression

of endearment



Wronged by my over great expectations



Ye pulling down of houses, in ye way of

ye fire



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