The Secret Lives of Diaries


Spitting Backward

Posted in Humour by secretlives on March 24, 2006

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The diary of Samuel Pepys One of the most famous diaries of all time, an intimate record of the daily life and reflections of an ambitious, observing, and lusty young man, it extends from Jan. 1, 1660, to May 31, 1669, when failing eyesight forced Samuel Pepys to stop writing. Pepys’s diary gives a graphic picture of the social life and conditions of the early Restoration period, including eyewitness accounts of the great plague (1665) and the great fire of London (1666).

 

January 28, 1661

To the Theatre, where I saw again ‘The Lost Lady,’ which do now please me better than before; and here I sitting in a dark place, a lady spit backward upon me by a mistake, not seeing me; but after seeing her to be a very pretty lady, I was not troubled at it at all.