The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Study Guide January-June, 1662 Summary & Analysis

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On New Year's Day, Pepys wakes with such a start that he accidentally hits his wife in the nose. No other explanation is given, and they go back to sleep. Will, the male servant, continues to be disciplined, in the form of a fierce whipping, for attitude infractions and stealing. Expenses for fashionable clothes arise once again. Pepys notes that, even in his reading, his tastes have improved. When Pepys begins to feel under the weather, a doctor comes to perform bloodletting, which, Pepys reports, helps him feel better.

Pepys shares a plan for a frugal life with his wife, which she supports. The plan begins with abstaining from wine and continues from there. The plan will include some indulgences, though, because Pepys believes that they need to enjoy their wealth when they are young enough to appreciate it. They continue to see plays including some puppet...

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