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It is a great baboon, but so much like a man in most things, that though they say there is a species of them, yet I cannot believe but that it is a monster got of a man and she-baboon. I do believe that it already understands much English, and I am of the mind it might be taught to speak or make signs. on topic A strange creature from Guinea
Without doubt he hath the best manner of singing in the world. on topic Captain Henry Isham
I took a liberty to advise about her [Margaret Pepys] getting things ready to go this week into the country to my father, and she (being become now-a-days very simple) took it very ill, and we had a great deal of noise and wrangling about it. on topic Samuel and his mother argue about her preparations to go to Brampton (3rd September 1661)
(I found) him very ill, and in great fear of the smallpox. on topic Lord Hinchingbroke's illness (c. 11th August 1661)
I fear is with the fruits that I did give them on Saturday last at my house. on topic Lord Hinchingbroke's illness (c. 11th August 1661)
We find it best to let him lie where he do. on topic Lord Hinchingbroke's illness (c. 11th August 1661)
"A fever characterised by the appearance of spots on the skin; now spec. (a) epidemic cerebrospinal meningiti; (b) typhus; (c) Rocky Mountain spotted fever" on topic Spotted Fever
...full of mirth. on topic Performance of 'The Jovial Crew' at the Theatre Royal (27th August 1661)
very well done on topic A performance of 'Hamlet' (27th November 1661)
the little globes of glass with things hanging in them on topic Bauble
finding him in a lie about the time and place that he bought it, I did extremely beat him, and though it did trouble me to do it, yet I thought it necessary to do it. on topic Samuel beats Wayneman for his gunpowder prank (2nd November 1661)
it is a fast day ordered by the Parliament, to pray for more seasonable weather; it having hitherto been summer weather, that it is, both as to warmth and every other thing, just as if it were the middle of May or June, which do threaten a plague (as all men think) to follow, for so it was almost the last winter; and the whole year after hath been a very sickly time to this day on topic Order to fast on 15th January 1662
Ale flavoured with wormwood. on topic Wormwood Ale
My Lord Privy Seal came not all the morning. on topic Samuel goes to the Privy Seal, but Lord Robartes does not come (8th August 1661)
At noon, when I heard that he was a-coming, I went out, because I would see whether he would send to me or no to go with them; but he did not, which do a little trouble me till I see how it comes to pass. Although in other things I am glad of it because of my going again to-day to the Privy Seal. on topic Samuel leaves the office to see if Sir George will call for him (9th August 1661)
I found (him) to be a silly talking fellow, but very good-natured. on topic Dr Thomas Pepys (cousin)
a witty but very conceited woman and proud. on topic Anne Crew
I found it far short of my expectations. on topic A performance of 'Philaster' (18th November 1661)
(Of Frances and her sister) I am out of conceit now with them, Colonel Dillon (...) do still court them (...), which makes me think they are not honest on topic Frances Butler
...we saw a company of pretty girls dance, but I do not in myself like to have young girls exposed to so much vanity. on topic Performance at a dancing school (11th November 1661)
She is very ugly, so that I cannot care for her, but otherwise she seems very good. on topic Doll (Chambermaid)
A 'sasse' is a wet dock. Crisps plans were for a 200-ship dock at Deptford. on topic Sir Nicholas Crisp's plans for the building of a sasse at Deptford
the greatest draft that ever I did see a woman drink in my life on topic Mrs. Shippman drinks to the health of William and Elizabeth Batten (3rd February 1662)
was much to see, when they could be brought to do so [dance], but it troubled me to sit among such nasty company. on topic Performance by dancing monkeys at Bartholomew Fair (31st August 1661)
(Mr Chetwind) fell commending of "Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity," as the best book, and the only one that made him a Christian, which puts me upon the buying of it, which I will do shortly. on topic Of The Laws Of Ecclesiastical Polity
(It) indeed is very fine and magnificent, and well acted, all but the Eunuch, who was so much out that he was hissed off the stage. on topic Performance of 'The Siege Of Rhodes, Part 2' (2nd July 1661)
a dull play on topic A performance of 'The Country Captain' (25th November 1661)
(...) finding my wife not sick, but yet out of order, that I fear she will come to be sick. on topic Elizabeth Pepys is slightly unwell (30th June 1661)
I did promise to be a friend to his wife and family if he should die, which was all he desired of me. on topic Samuel visits Andrew Pearse (9th August 1661)
Will Bowyer pays a call as Elizabeth's 'Valentine' on topic Will Bowyer visits Elizabeth Pepys (14th February 1662)
...a great deal of stir I had again tonight about getting her to go to see my Lady Sandwich before she goes, which she says she will do tomorrow. on topic Samuel and his Mother argue (4th September 1661)
(He) told me what a wicked man he had been all his life-time till within this two years. on topic An Unnamed Quaker
(we) were very merry, and had a good venison pasty. on topic Samuel dines with his wife and friends (27th July 1661)
My wife...says she is young, rich, and handsome, but not likely for him to get. on topic An unamed woman (11th September 1661)
a simple play and ill acted on topic Performance of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' (9th September 1661)
Whereas I expected she should have been a great beauty, she is a very plain girl. on topic Margaret Lowther
Methinks a very poor play. on topic A performance of 'Vittoria Corombona' (2nd October 1661)
The theorbo was a bass lute. Having gut strings it was played with the fingers. on topic Theoboro
Samuel and Slingsby are interested in taking over the property, which is adjacent to the Navy Office, to extend that office. on topic Samuel and Robert Slingsby discuss Richard Ford's house (29th July 1661)
An item is transferred from the lender actor to the borrower actor for some duration of time, with the intention that the borrower will later return the borrowed item, plus some form of interest on the borrowed item, to the lender. on topic A Loan
a very good play it is. on topic A performance of 'Cutter of Coleman Street' (16th December 1661)
The weather now very fair and pleasant, but very hot. on topic 30th June 1661
I saw the quiristers in their surplices going to prayers, and a few idle poor people and boys to hear them, which is the first time I have seen them, and am sorry to see things done so out of order on topic Service at St. Pauls (18th November 1661)
very handsomely bound on topic Copy of Richard Hooker's 'Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity'
Salted cod. on topic Poor John
it is a play of itself the worst that ever I heard in my life, and the worst acted that ever I saw these people do on topic A performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' (1st March 1662)
we staid and saw a bit of 'Victoria', which pleased me worse than it did the other day. So we staid not to see it out... on topic A performance of 'Vittoria Corombona' (4th October 1661)
a very good play, and the first time I ever saw it on topic A performance of 'Father's own Son' (28th September 1661)
I find that both here (Baldwick), and every where else that I come, the Quakers do still continue, and rather grow than lessen. on topic Society of Friends
...the play, "Love and Honour" being the first time of their acting it, is a very good plot, and well done. on topic A performance of 'Love and Honour' (21st October 1661)
A very troublesome fellow I still find him to be, that his company ever wearys me. on topic William Joyce
I found the play to be a poor thing, and so I perceive every body else do on topic A performance of 'Love at First Sight' (29th November 1661)
We are now confirmed (he) is sick ashore at Alicante, who, if he should miscarry, God knows in what condition would his family be on topic Sir Edward Montagu's illness (c. 11th August 1661)
A strong wine from the Canary Islands. on topic Canary Wine
I find (him) a very sober man, and one whom I do now honour more than ever before for this discourse sake only. on topic Roger Pepys
a good sober woman on topic Mrs. Osborne
A very merry play, the first time I ever saw it, which pleased me well. on topic The merry devil of Edmunton
...there is much mirth, but no great matter else. on topic Performance of 'Antipodes' at the Theatre Royal (26th August 1661)
My Lady (...) doth show my wife and me the greatest favour in the world - in which I take great content. on topic Jemima Crew
Only I hear how nurse's husband has spoken strangely of my Lady Batten how she was such a man's whore, who indeed is known to leave her her estate, which we would fain have reconciled to-day, but could not and indeed I do believe that the story is true. on topic Samuel hears his nurse's husband's opinion of Lady Batten (1st August 1661)
(Roger Pepys) told me how basely things have been carried in Parliament by the young men, that did labour to oppose all things that were moved by serious men. That they are the most prophane swearing fellows that ever he heard in his life, which makes him think that they will spoil all, and bring things into a warr again if they can on topic Parliament
a pitiful alehouse on topic An unamed tavern (31st August 1661) (2)
(Concerning the estate Roger Pepys) did give me good satisfaction, but tells me I shall meet with a great deal of trouble in it. However, in all things he told me what I am to expect and what to do. on topic The estate of Robert Pepys
(I) find more and more trouble like to attend it. on topic The estate of Robert Pepys
He gives me nothing at present till my father's death, or at least very little, yet I am glad to see he hath done so well for us all - and well to the rest of his kindred. on topic The estate of Robert Pepys
Doll was employed shortly before 10th August, the first diary reference to her. She visited Pepys on that date, but was not due to start working for another three weeks. on topic Doll employed as chambermaid by Elizabeth Pepys
(Talk of) his delaying of business, as well as of his severity and ill using of the Clerks of the Privy Seal. on topic Sir John Robartes
So that I see the Lyon is not so fierce as he is painted. on topic Sir John Robartes
She is become very simple and unquiet. on topic Margaret Kite
Who is become a very simple woman. on topic Margaret Kite
Troubled to hear how proud and idle Pall is grown, that I am resolved not to keep her on topic Paulina Jackson
two things to file papers on very handsome. on topic Office furniture (3rd September 1661)
(It is) now all in dirt because of My Lord's building, which will make it very magnificent. on topic Hinchingbroke
Models the providing of a service. The service is provided by the actor(s) playing the 'service provider' role. The service is performed on the actor(s) playing the 'service object' role. The service is received by the actor(s) playing the 'service recipient' role. If no service recipient role players are specified, it is assumed that the service recipient(s) are the players of the service object role. For example, if a person has their hair cut, the barber is the service provider and the person is the service object (and by default the service recipient). If a person has their car fixed, the mechanic is the service provider, the car is the service object and the person is the service recipient. on topic Service event
An area of sea lying between the Thames Estuary and the Straits of Dover, protected by the Goodwin Sands from easterlies and by the land mass of Kent from westerlies. Hence a favoured (and often very crowded) holding point for merchant, and other, shipping that was awaiting a favourable wind for an outward voyage. on topic The Downs
A friend of (Mr Salisbury) to him, who is a very ingenious fellow. on topic Richard Hoare
Discoursing of musique Mons. Eschar spoke so much against the English and in praise of the French that made (Humphrey Madge) mad, and so he went away. on topic Samuel and companions discuss music (8th August 1661)
a German lady, but a very great beauty on topic Anna Maria Cocke
...as from the thief that stole his tankard lately on topic Samuel writes a counterfeit letter to Sir William Penn
We observe the trade of briefs is come now up to so constant a course every Sunday, that we resolve to give no more to them. on topic Samuel attends church with Elizabeth (30th June 1661)
all be but a cheat ... the tankard was stole by Sir W. Batten, and the letter, as from the thief, wrote by me, which makes: very good sport. on topic Theft of a tankard from Sir William Penn
ill done. on topic A performance of 'The Merry Wives Of Windsor' (25th September 1661)
...a pretty play and well done. on topic A performance of 'The Little Thief' (31st March 1662)
so silly a play as in all my life I never saw, and the first that ever I was weary of in my life. on topic A performance of 'The Country Captain' (26th October 1661)
I would fain have stolen a pretty dog that followed me, but I could not, which troubled me. on topic Samuel and his companion visit Hatfield House (7th August 1661)
brave vellum covers to keep pictures in on topic Vellum 'covers'
a late bruise in one of my testicles. I am in so much pain that I eat my supper and in pain to bed... on topic Samuel has a 'late bruise' that causes him much pain (10th October 1661)
(Uncle Wight) takes it very ill that my father would go out of town to Brampton on this occasion and not tell him of it. on topic John Pepys visits Robert Pepys at Brampton (30 June 1661)
...so ill done, and the scenes and company and every thing else so nasty and out of order and poor, that I was sick all the while in my mind to be there. on topic A performance of a French Comedy at Drury Lane (30th August 1661)
Ale flavoured with china-root. on topic China Ale
...my boy?s fine livery, which is very handsome, and I do think to keep to black and gold lace upon gray, being the colour of my arms, for ever. on topic A livery for Wayneman Birch
(...) a pretty lady. on topic Mrs Clifford
An item is transferred from the lender actor to the borrower actor for some duration of time, with the intention that the borrower will later return the item to the lender. on topic Borrowing
(The Lord Privy Seal) asked me what deputacion I had from My Lord. I told him none; but that I am sworn my Lord?s deputy by both of the Secretarys, which did satisfy him. on topic Samuel and the Lord Privy Seal discuss Samuel's connections with Sir Edward Montagu (9th August 1661)
though the best room in the house, in such a narrow dogg-hole we were crammed, and I believe we were near forty, that it made me loathe my company and victuals; and a sorry poor dinner it was too. on topic The Fenners and others dine at the Three Crane Tavern (23rd January 1662)
He can hardly see, but all things else he does pretty livelyly. on topic Talbot Pepys senior
a good pretty maid on topic Sarah (Pepys' maid)
Mr Chetwind by chewing of tobacco is become very fat and sallow, whereas he was consumptive. on topic James Chetwind
A very good woman. on topic Lady Digby
She was such a man's whore, who indeed is known to leave her her estate. on topic Lady Elizabeth Batten
I found him not so ill as I thought that he had been ill (...) I do believe he will recover. on topic Andrew Pearse's illness (c. 9th August 1661)
The celebrated Quaker, and founder of Pennsylvania. on topic William Penn (son)
(...) done with scenes very well, but above all, Betterton did the prince?s part beyond imagination. on topic Samuel attends a performance of Hamlet (24th August 1661)
well performed. on topic A performance of 'Hamlet' (5th December 1661)
...his [Penn's] matters of Ireland. on topic Business of William Penn's that involves Ireland
The girl is very well favoured, and a very child, but modest, and one I think will do very well for my brother. on topic Miss Whately
...a poultice of a good handful of bran with half a pint of vinegar and a pint of water boiled till it be thick, and then a spoonful of honey put to it and so spread in a cloth and laid to it on topic A poultice of bran and vinegar
(Played) most extreme well, though at the best methinks it is but a bawble. on topic A guitar recital (27th July 1661)
(Mr Moore) told me at what a loss he was for me, for to-morrow is a Seal day at the Privy Seal, and it being my month, I am to wait upon my Lord Roberts, Lord Privy Seal, at the Seal. on topic Henry Moore gives Samuel news about the Privy Seal (7th August 1661)
A box bought by Samuel Pepys for holding the forfeits he paid for breaking his New Year's resolutions. on topic A 'poore's-box'
I did give my man Will a sound lesson about his forbearing to give us the respect due to a master and mistress. on topic Samuel chastises his man Will Hewer (25th October 1661)
With great pleasure seeing the fine ladies walk there. on topic Samuel walks in Gray's Inn Walks (30th June 1661)
...at the sign of a woman with cakes in one hand and a pot of ale in the other, which did give good occasion of mirth, resembling her to the maid that served us... on topic Mother Red Cap
This was a mortgage owed by Richard Piggot of Brampton to the late Robert Pepys, on the security of his lands and house in Brampton. on topic The mortgage owed by Richard Piggot to Robert Pepys
To bloat is to dry by smoke. Usually used to cure herrings or bloaters. on topic Bloat Herrings
Event type used for physical and/or verbal chastisement. This event type is used for punishments not imposed by a judicial process. Typical examples would be a master punishing a servant or an employee being scolded by an employer. The cause of the chastisement may be modelled using a cause-result association (with this event as the 'result' role player) or using an event-subject association (with this event as the 'event' role player) on topic Chastisement
...my new camelott riding coat to my coloured cloth suit... on topic A riding coat
an Oxford man on topic Unamed preacher (2nd February 1662)
The fault (...) in the not sending out of the ships, (...) we find to be only the wind hath been against them, and so they could not get out of the river. on topic Samuel inspects delays at Deptford Dockyard with Sir William Penn and Sir William Batten (29th June 1661)
...very well done. on topic A performance of 'King and no King' (26th September 1661)
...[Holmes] do cry out against Sir John Minnes, as the veriest knave and rogue and coward in the world on topic Captain Holmes discusses business with Samuel Pepys (7th December 1661)
a good play and well performed, especially the little girl's (whom I never saw act before) dancing and singing on topic A performance of 'The Law against Lovers' (18th February 1662)
My Lord (Privy Seal) comes not all the afternoon, which made me mad and gives all the world reason to talk of his delaying of business, as well as of his severity and ill using of the Clerks of the Privy Seal. on topic Samuel returns to the Privy Seal, again Lord Robartes does not come (8th August 1661)
(John Battersby) told me had (Robert Pepys) formerly had (haemorrhoids), and that they are now stopped, he will lay his life that blleding behind by leeches will cure him. on topic Robert Pepys's illness (June-July 1661)
(Robert Pepys) is by fits stupid and like a man that is drunk, and sometimes speechless. on topic Robert Pepys's illness (June-July 1661)
My Uncle Robert continues to have his fits of stupefaction every day, for 10 or 12 hours together on topic Robert Pepys's illness (June-July 1661)
We had news of Tom Trices putting in a caveat against us on behalf of his mother, to whom my Uncle hath not given anything, and for good reason therein expressed. on topic Samuel receives news that Tom Trice has raised objections to Robert Pepys' will (between 8-13 July 1661)
ill acted on topic A performance of 'Elder Brother' (6th September 1661)
all the way did examine Will about the business, but did not tell him upon what score, but I find that the poor lad do suspect something. on topic Samuel interrogates Will Hewer about Carteret's complaints (8th January 1662)
(...) my horse being tired, and myself very wet with rain. on topic Samuel rides on to Cambridge with the letter-carrier (3rd August 1661)
...indeed it is a most excellent play, and admirable scenes. on topic Performance of 'The Wits' at the Opera (15th August 1661)
A cousin of Samuel Pepys. on topic Ms. Porter
(We) are come to a complete end with him to give him 200l. per an. for it. on topic Sir Richard Ford's house on Seething Lane
of old we both did so doat on, and do still; though to both our thinking not so well acted here (having too great expectations) on topic A performance of 'The Bondman' (4th November 1661)
methinks he makes but poor dinners for such guests, though there was a poor venison pasty on topic Samuel and Elizabeth dine with cousing Thomas Pepys and others (27th August 1661)
An item is transferred from the hiring actor to the hirer actor for some duration of time. The hiring actor pays the hirer actor for the hire. on topic Hiring Something
It seemed a good play, but ill acted on topic Performance of 'Brennoralt' (23rd July 1661)
(He) is now grown in less than two years? time so great a limner (portrait painter) that he is become excellent, and gets a great deal of money at it. on topic Mr Salisbury