2015年2月24日 星期二

Samuel Pepys


Born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1633: Samuel Pepys, famous diarist and later President of the Royal Society http://ow.ly/JuEDk




2011 幾年前,曾讀過Samuel Pepys 的一些日記。
我必須感謝楊周翰著的 17世紀英國文學史 (北京大學出版社, 1996第2版)
現在的實力和了解,  似乎比不上當時。


Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Today's Highlights
Spotlight:
Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
What was so special about Samuel Pepys' diary? It's possible that if Samuel Pepys (pronounced peeps) had known that the diary he inaugurated on January 1, 1660, would still be read today, he would have been more discreet. Scholars learned much about Restoration society through Pepys' candid and vivid observations. His personal life was also covered in lusty detail, including descriptions of some of his marital infidelities and thoughts about his wife, his friends and himself. Pepys' failing eyesight forced him to close his diary on May 31, 1669. The diary — written in a shorthand that was not easily deciphered — was first revealed to the public some two centuries later; in 1983 the first unabridged version of the diary was released. Pepys was born on February 23, 1633.
Quote:
"Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody." Samuel Pepys

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A portrait of William Shakespeare from around 1610.
 A portrait of William Shakespeare from around 1610. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images