• Re: Samuel Pepys died (26-5-1703)

    From HenHanna@21:1/5 to Ross Clark on Wed May 29 12:03:59 2024
    XPost: sci.lang, alt.usage.english, alt.sex

    On 5/27/2024 4:02 AM, Ross Clark wrote:
    A naval administrator, best remembered for his diary (1660-1669).

    Only 9 years???

    "Though he had no maritime experience, Pepys rose to be the Chief
    Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and his talent for administration."


    I had the impression his diary was written in a cipher, but it was
    actually a form of shorthand called tachygraphy, invented by Thomas


    The diary covers both his work and public life, and London life of that period, including the years of the Great Plague and the Great Fire, but
    also his domestic and personal affairs. In recounting his sexual
    adventures, he employs what Crystal calls "multilingual code-switching":

    "she was to my thinking at this time une de plus pretty mohers that ever
    I did voir in my vida, and Godforgive me my mind did run sobre elle all
    the vestpre and night and la day suivants".

    vestpre ----- Yesterday??? What language is this???

    iirc... Pepys often wrote about...
    making sure NOT to give an Orgasm to his women.

    i have trouble remembering his thinking on this...

    Maybe at the time, it was thought that...
    a female O... can (more freq.) lead to Pregnancy?

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