The Diary of Samuel Pepys - July-December, 1665 Summary & Analysis

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July-December, 1665 Summary

As the plague rages through London, the Mayor enacts a citywide curfew. The cemeteries are full to all but the very rich, and Pepys strives to set his will in order. Above all, the plague claims thousands of lives. Pepys observes that the grief and terror shows visibly on everyone he passes.

In time, London looks more deserted as people either leave for the country or die of the plague. Most of the city's doctors, including Pepys own physician, have died treating those afflicted by the plague. No boats are seen in the Thames and grass grows up at White Hall court.

Meanwhile, Pepys rejoices at his extensive wine cellar, and his wife acquires a new puppy. Some family friends hurry preparations for a wedding, fearing that the plague may steal away one of the key participants. During the wedding reception, Pepys witnesses a "mystical"...

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