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Samuel Pepys

Portrait of Pepys by John Hayls
Born (1633-02-23)23 February 1633
London, England
Died 26 May 1703(1703-05-26) (aged 70)
Clapham, Surrey, England
Resting place St Olave’s, London, England
51°30′39″N 0°04′47″W / 51.510878°N 0.079627°W / 51.510878; -0.079627
Nationality English
Education Huntingdon Grammar School, St Paul’s School and Cambridge University
Occupation Naval Administrator
Chief Secretary to the Admiralty
Tory Member of Parliament for Castle Rising and Harwich
Known for Diary
Political party Tory
Board member of President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity House, Freeman of the City of London, Freeman of Portsmouth, Treasurer of the Tangier Committee
Spouse(s) Elisabeth Pepys (née de St Michel)

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich
Talbot Pepys MP for Cambridge
Sir Richard Pepys, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe among others – Cousins of Samuel Pepys

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.
Samuel Pepys
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.
Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.
Samuel Pepys
I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.
Samuel Pepys
As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!
Samuel Pepys
Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
Samuel Pepys
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.