The Diary of Samuel Pepys - January-June, 1665 Summary & Analysis

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January-June, 1665 Summary

In the New Year, Pepys receives a rebuke from his wife concerning his jealousy. This serves to make him angry with her. He vows to begin his abstaining of wine and plays for the New Year. He performs some discipline of his house servants. His wife hires another new companion, who she believes is very pretty. Upon seeing her, however, Pepys writes that she looks rather ordinary.

After finding the household accounts to be short by seven shillings, Pepys and his wife have a shouting match. A friend of Pepys, Mr. Evelyn, shows off a beehive encased in glass, which is a scientific wonder to Pepys. Meanwhile, Pepys receives a valuable watch but finds it to be too much of a distraction and stops wearing it after just one day.

He learns that the Navy has lost some ships that run aground. The status of the Navy...

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