Who is Samuel Pepys?

  • (noun): English diarist whose diary contained detailed descriptions of 17th century disasters in England (1633-1703).
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Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys FRS, MP, JP, ( /ˈpiːps/; 23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II.

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Liphook - History - The Coaching Age
... roads were often unmaintained and unsigned - Samuel Pepys records three journeys by this road in May 1661, April 1662 and August 1668, on the latter staying in Lippock So to coach again, and got to Lippock ... — Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 6th August 1668 ...
Prince Henry's Room
... connection with the diarist and great naval administrator, Samuel Pepys ... the house was known as the Fountain Inn and was visited by Samuel Pepys on 14 October 1661 ... us store of wine." On 28 November 1661, Pepys wrote "to the Fountain tavern and there stayed till 12 at night, drinking and singing, Mr.Symons and one Mr.Agar ...
Samuel Pepys - Biographical Studies
... Several detailed studies of Pepys' life are available ... unearths "a wealth of material about the uncharted life of Samuel Pepys" ... In 2003 a television film The Private Life of Samuel Pepys aired on BBC2 ...
Guy De La Bédoyère - Works
... licence at Biggin Hill) an edition of the correspondence between the diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn an edition of Samuel Pepys's other letters The Home ... The Correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, Boydell (2nd edition 2005) ... ISBN 0-85115-639-8 The Letters of Samuel Pepys, Boydell, Woodbridge, 2006 ...
Fotheringhay - History
... Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, to Hewer Edgeley Hewer (heir to William Hewer, Samuel Pepys' onetime servant and later protégé in the Admiralty) ... In 1797 Samuel Pepys's great-great-nephew Samuel Pepys Cockerell sold the estate of Rev ...

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    I find my wife hath something in her gizzard, that only waits an opportunity of being provoked to bring up; but I will not, for my content-sake, give it.
    Samuel Pepys (1633–1703)

    God forgive me, I do still see that my nature is not to be quite conquered, but will esteem pleasure above all things; though, yet in the middle of it, it hath reluctancy after my business, which is neglected by my following my pleasure. However, music and women I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.
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    I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
    —Anonymous. quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, Feb. 1776 (1791)