The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Vol. 2, Part 1

The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Vol. 2, Part 1

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Vol. 2, Part 1

The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Vol. 2, Part 1

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April 1st, 1661.

THIS day my waiting at the Privy Seal comes in again. Up early among my workmen. So to the office, and went home to dinner with Sir W. Batten, and after that to the Goat tavern by Charing Cross to meet Dr. Castle, where he and I drank a pint of wine and talked about Privy Seal business. Then to the Privy Seal Office and there found Mr. Moore, but no business yet. Then to Whitefryars, and there saw part of “Rule a wife and have a wife,” which I never saw before, but do not like it. So to my father, and there finding a discontent between my father and mother about the maid (which my father likes and my mother dislikes), I staid till 10 at night, persuading my mother to understand herself, and that in some high words, which I was sorry for, but she is grown, poor woman, very froward. So leaving them in the same discontent I went away home, it being a brave moonshine, and to bed.

2d. Among my workmen early and then along with my wife and Pall to my Father's by coach there to have them lie a while till my house be done. I found my mother alone weeping upon my last night's quarrel and so left her, and took my wife to Charing Cross and there left her to see her mother who is not well. So I into St. James's Park, where I saw the Duke of York playing at Pelemele, the first time

A comedy by John Fletcher, licensed October, 1624.

The game was originally played in the road now styled Pall Mall, near St. James's Square, but at the Restoration when sports came in

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