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The Diary of Samuel Pepys Chapter Summary & Analysis - July-December, 1664 Summary

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July-December, 1664 Summary

Pepys attends to mundane matters, such as the excessive spending of his wife. He demands she return an expensive pair of earrings. In a later disagreement with his wife, he blackens her eye, which makes him very ashamed. He purchases new books and has his wig deloused. He also seeks a case for his bladder stone. He continues in his affair with Mrs. Lane.

Pepys witnesses one bad play, "The General," a failed debut of a new instrument, the arched vial, which could not be tuned, and a very pretty lady at church. He forgets his wedding anniversary. Sir Slingsby holds a lottery, which is well attended. Pepys marvels at how the Royals lose just as the common people.

He receives some bribes concerning naval work, which he returns. Prince Rupert, who will command the ship, Heneretta, for the Navy, complains that he can only...

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