The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Study Guide January-June, 1661 Summary & Analysis

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In summary of the previous year, Pepys tells of an attempt to kill the King, which he is glad was foiled. The New Year is greeted by more civil unrest, provoked by the religious fanatics, as Pepys calls them.

The King continues to make quite an impression, and he now begins to perform public healings of the sick. Pepys witnesses this act, which he judges to be unusual for a person of such high status. Pepys also witnesses the Royals at a play, at which he sits very near the King's private box.

Due to such outings, Pepys and his wife both take an interest in the latest fashions. Pepys begins to wear the newest accessory, a sword, and his wife has her teeth done. Pepys reports that they look very nice on her, and Pepys considers himself something of a slave to beauty and, therefore, a...

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