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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the traces of Pepys

Pepys watching Old St Paul's burn
by Pat Nicolle
(source: Look and Learn)
no copyright infringement intended

Pepys was not an easygoing commuter. In the struggle to get from Seething Lane to Whitehall, he exhibited something close to the mindset of the average London cyclist, deploying the word ‘cunt’ while slowly inflating with murderous feeling. Today is worse. Andrew O'Hagan made for us the experience and spoke about it in an essay published in LRB:

(video by LRB)

(Samuel Pepys)



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