The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Study Guide January-June, 1667 Summary & Analysis

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In the beginning of the New Year, Pepys once again renews his vows, after taking a break for the holidays. He does make exceptions, however, when the weather turns very cold. He drinks some warm wine. He spends time in music practice and enjoying the company of his friends. They discuss, among other things, the prophecies of Nostradamus, who correctly predicted the London fire. The city continues to rebuild, including its cathedrals, such as St. Paul's. The library of artifacts at St. Paul's is also restocked, even with presumed pieces of the cross.

Pepys wife begins a yearly habit of collecting May dew, which is said to be good for one's complexion. Pepys and his wife reminisce about their poorer days, when his wife had to help with the washing and cooking. Pepys denies beating a maid to avoid rumors with the neighbors. He also witnesses a...

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