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January 4th, 2003
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Samuel Pepys's Blog!
These are interesting times we live in, I tell you.

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) had kept a personal diary that recorded everyday life in the 17th century. It's been published, printed, and reprinted a lot, and now, some inspired Brit did the honorable thing and got ol' Pepys the blog that he had always deserved: PepysDiary.com. Whee!

It's even syndicated on LiveJournal! Go ahead and add pepysdiary to your friends list.

I first read of Pepys in Helene Hanff's delightful, heartwarming 84 Charing Cross Road. Read it if you haven't. Read it again if you have.

Current Mood: pleased
Current Music: Meir Banai -- Agadat Deshe (Meir Ariel Tribute)

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Date:January 3rd, 2003 10:37 pm (UTC)

Well done, though not to my (present) taste...

...the site is really admirably done; thanks for pointing our attention its way. I especially liked the footnoting and the overall page design.

I found it hard reading, mainly because I so disapprove (to put it bluntly) of his lifestyle. For all I know, for his times he was a fine fellow...but he's far too frivolous in his pastimes for me to want to read about what he wrote about his activities.

Plus he's {ahem} dead. No chance for interactivity with the journal-writer himself. If I'm going to get to know a person through reading his/her blog, I'd like to have that option available.
Date:January 4th, 2003 07:10 am (UTC)

"Read it again if you have." :)
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Date:January 4th, 2003 02:43 pm (UTC)


I have always wanted to read that.
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