Thursday, February 23, 2006

Anniversaries ...

Diarist Samuel Pepys was born on this date in London in 1633. A characteristic quote:

Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.

Also on this date, in Rome, poet John Keats died:

Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards,
And seal the hushed casket of my soul.

1 comment:

  1. Agree about the wine, though I have a feeling that could be the root cause of those damn bullet points on my blog that took such ages to get rid of. (Also maybe I can blame the grape for spelling apostrophe wrong, will that fly?).