The Judge goes on to claim that A’s devotion to the aesthetic Samuel Pepys FRS (/piːps/ PEEPS;[1] 23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. [47] Scholars disagree on the full extent of the Pepys/Knep relationship, but much of later generations' knowledge of Knep comes from the diary. In particular, it is an invaluable source for the study of the Second Anglo-Dutch War of 1665–7, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of London in 1666. After Pepys's death, the, This mention of Elizabeth Pepys's menstruation was omitted from the. Outbreaks of plague were not particularly unusual events in London; major epidemics had occurred in 1592, 1603, 1625 and 1636. under the pseudonyms B and the Judge—who eventually converge into Later, he returned to Whitehall, then met his wife in St. James's Park. the imagination—lie in the viewer’s opportunity to pretend to be someone measured approach than blindly following one’s passions, as Don
The diary gives a detailed account of Pepys's personal life. Montagu was made Earl of Sandwich on 18 June, and Pepys secured the position of Clerk of the Acts to the Navy Board on 13 July. love. Pepys and Deane were released in July, but proceedings against them were not dropped until June 1680. In the early hours of 2 September 1666, Pepys was awakened by Jane the maid, his servant, who had spotted a fire in the Billingsgate area.
is the ultimate selfish aesthete. [43], Pepys was an investor in the Company of Royal Adventurers Trading to Africa, which held the Royal monopoly on trading along the west coast of Africa in gold, silver, ivory and slaves.

In 2003 a television film The Private Life of Samuel Pepys aired on BBC2. This often annoyed Pepys and provoked much harsh criticism in his diary. [8] At the outset, he proposed a centralised approach to supplying the fleet. The second part of Either/Or deals [53], Pepys and his wife took a holiday to France and the Low Countries in June–October 1669; on their return, Elisabeth fell ill and died on 10 November 1669.

The entries detail Pepys's encounter with American Homo erectus specimens (imported to London as beasts of burden) and his formation of the "transformational theory of life", thus causing evolutionary theory to gain a foothold in scientific thought in the 17th century rather than the 19th. In his will, he left her an annuity of £200 and many of his possessions.[54]. The book is in Danish.

By then, he believed that Seething Lane was in grave danger, so he suggested calling men from Deptford to help pull down houses and defend the king's property. [19] In mid-1658 Pepys moved to Axe Yard, near the modern Downing Street. envelope far exceeds the pleasure to be gained from actually reading the consistent, reliable aesthetic pleasure found in a loving marriage. [45] Pepys also had a habit of fondling the breasts of his maid Mary Mercer while she dressed him in the morning.[46].

Without returning home, he took a boat and observed the fire for over an hour. Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. She attended North London Collegiate School, where she won a scholarship to read English Language and Literature at St Hugh's College, Oxford. According to his entry of 2 September 1666, Pepys recommended to the king that homes be pulled down in the path of the fire in order to stem its progress. Pepys went to the Tower of London to get a better view. It may be thought by some that these omissions are due to an unnecessary squeamishness, but it is not really so, and readers are therefore asked to have faith in the judgement of the editor.". In the 1990s it was performed as a Classic Serial starring Bill Nighy,[71] and in the 2010s it was serialised as part of the Woman's Hour radio magazine programme. The book has two parts: the He rejected an offer of £1,000 for the position from a rival and soon afterwards moved to official accommodation in Seething Lane in the City of London. His idea was accepted, and he was made surveyor-general of victualling in October 1665. [8], In 1650, he went to the University of Cambridge, having received two exhibitions from St Paul's School (perhaps owing to the influence of Sir George Downing, who was chairman of the judges and for whom he later worked at the Exchequer)[12] and a grant from the Mercers' Company. an opera based on the story of the great lover Don Juan. The women whom he pursued, his friends, and his dealings are all laid out. [8] The Dutch had defeated England on open water and now began to threaten English soil itself. He can never enjoy the woman he is with because he