Samuel Pepys: Diary

‘Friday 10 April 1663: Up very betimes and to my workplace, the place most onerous at enterprise alone all of the morning. At midday to the Alternate, the place I hear that after nice expectation from Eire, and lengthy cease of letters, there may be excellent news come, that each one is quiett after our nice noise of troubles there, although some stir hath been as was reported…

…Off the Alternate with Sir J. Cutler and Mr. Grant to the Royall Oak Tavern, in Lumbard Avenue, the place Alexander Broome the poet was, a merry and witty man, I consider, if he be not a bit of immodest, and right here drank a kind of French wine, known as Ho Bryan,1 that hath an excellent and most explicit style that I by no means met with.

House to dinner, after which by water overseas to Whitehall, my spouse to see Mrs. Ferrers, I to Whitehall and the Park, doing no enterprise. Then to my Lord’s lodgings, met my spouse, and walked to the New Alternate. There laid out 10s. upon pendents and painted leather-based gloves, very fairly and all of the mode. So by coach house and to my workplace until late, and so to supper and to mattress…

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