The Diary of Samuel Pepys - July-December, 1662 Summary & Analysis

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July-December, 1662 Summary

Pepys decides to begin math lessons, which appears to be a new hobby for him. In the beginning, he dedicates much time to the multiplication tables. He also admires many women, as is his normal practice. Pepys' wife begins to ask for a female companion and a parade of women begins. In celebration of Michaelmas day, Pepys suspends his vows against wine and play for one day. They see Midsummer Night's Dream, which Pepys does not like. With some difficulty, he reinstates the vows the next day.

Pepys spends much time with Lord Sandwich. They worry about the status of the Navy and the need for money. They receive commendation, though, from the Duke of York.

They also learn of a rumor of a large sum of money buried at the Tower of London. They promise part of the treasure to the King and Duke if permission...

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