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Today's entry is quite short but introduces the use of scope to distinguish between sources.

The main events of the day are:

  • Samuel and Elizabeth go to Wardrobe Court for dinner with "the children" (the youngest children of Sir Edward Montague). There they also visit Lady Jemima Montague.
  • Samuel and Elizabeth then go on to a play which Sam does not like at all - possibly because of it being French...
  • At the play Elizabeth meets a friend of hers, described only as a son of Lord Somerset.

According to the diary we know only that the play was performed at some location on Drury Street. This is modelled as a fairly light "participation" association:

participation(event-16610830-03 : event, unamed-theatre-drury-lane : place)

However, Latham & Matthews add a footnote that says that the play was most probably a performance of "Orpheus and Eurydice" at the Cockpit Theatre, performed by a company under Jean Channoveau. This gives a much richer participation association:

participation(event-16610830-03 : event,

cockpit-theatre : place,

orpheus-and-eurydice : performed-work,

channoveaus-company : performer)

However, as Latham & Matthews is a secondary source, we may want to distinguish between that information and the information extracted from the text. So this second association is scoped, using the topic for the Latham & Masters text as a scoping topic:

participation(event-16610830-03 : event,

cockpit-theatre : place,

orpheus-and-eurydice : performed-work,

channoveaus-company : performer) / lm-ii

Note, that up to now this approach of distinguishing secondary information from primary information has not been used. In future I intend to principally use it where secondary information contradicts the primary information. Going back through the posts and determining what really comes from the primary source is an excercise for the reader right now!

One other item of note for today's entry. On the pepysdiary.com site, "Lord Somersett" is linked to a page for a Thomas Somerset. A bit of googling and browsing of peerage websites leads me to believe that the Lord Somerset of 1661 was an Edward Somerset, not Thomas. I have used Edward in my representation of this event.

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Today's entry is relatively straightforward. The following events are modelled.
  • Samuel works at the Navy Office.
  • Dinner at the Pepys' house in Seething Lane with Sam's parents and his aunt, Edith Bell.
  • Margaret Pepys and Edith Bell visit Mary Wright. The place of the visit is not specified and so is not modelled here.
  • Samuel spends some time with a bookseller.
  • Samuel meets his father at Thomas Fenner's house at 4pm.
  • Samuel and his father meet with a Mr Evans to discuss marrying Thomas Pepys to Mr Evans' daughter. Evans' profession is given as a tailor and that is modelled here. The meeting occurs in a tavern, but no name is given.
  • Samuel and his father walk together from the tavern as far as Holborn.
  • Samuel walks home alone from Holborn.

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Catching up with three diary entries.

One new use of the event-based structure has turned up in these entries. In the entry for 27th August, Samuel has a discussion with Lady Montague about the preparations Ned Montague is making for a journey to be undertaken by Sir Edward Montague. In particular, that Ned has spent some 5000 pounds on this. This is modelled as a discussion event, the subject of which is a purchasing event where the purchased item is the future journey which is itself represented as a travelling event.

A similar structure is used in the entry for 28th August where Samuel plays a prank on Sir William Penn by forging a letter which purports to be from the thief who stole a tankard from Penn recently. Hence the theft event is made the subject of the corresepondence event that represents the sending of the letter.

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