The Diary of Samuel Pepys - July-December, 1668 Summary & Analysis

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July-December, 1668 Summary

Pepys endures another bloodletting treatment. He also witnesses a science experiment in which a dog is temporarily paralyzed when his spinal artery is tied off. Even as Pepys' blindness worsens, he writes that his vices remain strong.

He does, however, receive some vision aid, in the form of tubes with glass in them. The city observes a fast in remembrance of the fire. Pepys' new coach arrives, and he orders new horses to pull it. They attend the fair several times, witnessing many marvels, including tightrope walkers. Pepys rejoices that he holds more wealth than anyone ever has in his family.

Pepys and his wife enter a particularly trying time in their relationship after she catches him with her maid, Deb. Pepys even weeps for the loss of the girl, who his wife promptly fires. Pepys' wife strives to keep him from women. For a time, Pepys...

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