They wrote it this week: Just for laughs at the lunatic asylum

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They wrote it this week: Just for laughs at the lunatic asylum

Extracts from diaries and letters written between June 3 and June 9

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June 3

1667, London

Home in the evening, and there to sing and pipe with my wife: and that being done, she fell all of a sudden to discourse about her clothes and my humours in not suffering her to wear them as she pleases, and grew to high words between us; but I fell to read a book (Boyle’s Hydrostatics) aloud in my chamber, and let her talk till she was tired and vexed that I would not hear her, and so became friends...

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