it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
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...and I had liked to have begged a parrot for my wife...

About three o’clock this morning I waked with the noise of the rayne, having never in my life heard a more violent shower; and then the catt was lockt in the chamber, and kept a great mewing, and leapt upon the bed, which made me I could not sleep a great while.

--Samuel Pepys, Friday 22 August 1662

The daily minutiae of his life is so entrancing. And yep, some things never change.
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