Saturday, December 21, 2002

From our reading:

"To the office, where Sir W. Batten, Collonell Slingsby, and I sat a while; and Sir R. Ford coming to us about some business, we talked together of the interest of this kingdom to have a peace with Spain and a war with France and Holland — where Sir R. Ford talked like a man of great reason and experience. And afterwards did send for a Cupp of Tee (a China drink) of which I never had drank before) and went away."

— Samuel Pepys, the Diary, 25 September, 1660, pp. 253 in the Latham-Matthews edition. The note to the second sentence reads as follows: "It was imported via Holland from c. 1658, but cost c. £2 per lb. The brackets are Pepys's own."

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