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  • In the essay on "Truth of Intercourse" will be found an example of his gracious and tactful moralising; In "Samuel Pepys," a penetrating interpretation of one of the most amazing pieces of self-revelation in the annals of literature.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • She covers biblical kissing, the French ban on la bise during the recent swine-flu scare, and much in between, such as Samuel Pepys's wife discovering his illicit kiss with a maidservant, an account he perhaps should not have included in his diary.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Shortly after, she returned to the Theatre Royal and, according to Samuel Pepys, played parts that did not quite suit her.

    Exit the Actress

  • Measuring only 9 by 7 inches, it depicts Gwyn, who was a leading comic actress and coquettish cockney and inspired the playwright Dryden to give her saucy parts and the diarist Samuel Pepys to describe her as "pretty witty Nell".

    Graphic portrait of Charles II's mistress comes to light

  • The statue, which had stood in St Olave's for centuries, surviving the Great Fire of 1666 and watching over the resting place of diarist Samuel Pepys, will undergo conservation work before being reinstalled in the church.

    Statue looted from church in the Blitz returned

  • Samuel Pepys recorded one such instance in his diary on 26 June 1663, after a dinner with Sir William Rider who had made his fortune in the Baltic.

    Weatherwatch: lightning strikes

  • But when they refer to the maid of Desdemona's mother, the text reads "Barbarie"—a nickname, like Barb'ry or, in Samuel Pepys's Diary, Barbary Allen, of the old Scottish folksong.

    So It Wasn't Jealousy After All?

  • Samuel Pepys notes in his diary that his wife gathered May dew in 1667, "which Mrs. Turner hath taught her is the only thing in the world to wash her face with: and I am contented with it."

    Donna Henes: May Day: A Bawdy Festival of Fertility

  • Weatherwatch: Samuel Pepys recounts a London storm

    Weatherwatch: Samuel Pepys recounts a London storm

  • Weatherwatch: Samuel Pepys recounts a London storm | News |

    Weatherwatch: Samuel Pepys recounts a London storm


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