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  • Eric Mills
    Hello Everybody, Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported missing in action and sank
    Message 1 of 13 , Dec 10, 2012
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      Hello Everybody,

      Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported 'missing in action' and sank without trace - If you are reading this Hugh, My grateful thanks for your past help.

      I moved it (laboriously) to a new and freebie site but discovered a couple of minute (but to me significant) problems to do with hackability and the like ... so, I approached my wife and she kindly hosted  the whole shebang (more labour) but with the proviso that I would not do any updating myself but hand it to her and she do a monthly (or so) update.

      The situation now is that the Evelyn Diary (Plus date-aware links to Pepys, Plus search engine) can be found at:
      http://way-mark.co.uk/bygonedays/evelyn/index.html well, you don't actually need that last bit (/index.html).

      Healthwise - Yes ... as well as can be expected (Year 5 of Alzheimer's and the curtains are beginning to close fairly fast - hence my wife's not wishing me to interfere with her web-site !)

      I've completed all the original pages and footnotes and then started (ever hopeful) on a re-run of the footnotes adding new and more detailed ones and ensuring that the original notes and 'hovertext' comments were findable by the search engine (Danged thing wouldn't recognise javascript comments). The latest set of detailed footnotes go upto 10th October, 1644 - but now I'm down to a crawling speed of about one additional footnoted page per three or four days ... so, I think we can probably say that where we are at is where we'll stay ... unless someone is prepared to help out a short-sighted forgetful old fart.

      Still 2,660+ pages is not too bad.

      In friendship,
      Eric.
      Direct Diary eMail: evelyndiary@...
      (I can't seem to remember how to make that clickable)

      PS: Any one finding a typo or error of any kind - please, email me and I will, at the speed of Sebastian Snail, fix it. (Also anyone who is latin-capable and willing to translate any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)



      To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
      From: langwidge@...
      Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:18:25 +0000
      Subject: [pepysdiary] Evelyn diary?

       

      Has the John Evelyn's diary been started?  Is it online?
       
      Christine in Baltimore, MD



    • Phil Gyford
      Hi Eric, I just noticed that the menu navigation isn t working for me (on a Mac, on the latest version of Google Chrome). It seems there s an error in the
      Message 2 of 13 , Dec 10, 2012
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        Hi Eric,

        I just noticed that the menu navigation isn't working for me (on a Mac, on the latest version of Google Chrome).

        It seems there's an error in the Javascript in the page, specifically this line:

        var enl_buttonurl[0] = 'prev';

        I'd suggest removing the { and } around all those lines, and removing the 'var ' from the start of each line... that might fix things.

        Phil


        On 10 Dec, 2012, at 17:30, Eric Mills <ericmills1936@...> wrote:



        Hello Everybody,

        Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported 'missing in action' and sank without trace - If you are reading this Hugh, My grateful thanks for your past help.

        I moved it (laboriously) to a new and freebie site but discovered a couple of minute (but to me significant) problems to do with hackability and the like ... so, I approached my wife and she kindly hosted  the whole shebang (more labour) but with the proviso that I would not do any updating myself but hand it to her and she do a monthly (or so) update.

        The situation now is that the Evelyn Diary (Plus date-aware links to Pepys, Plus search engine) can be found at:
        http://way-mark.co.uk/bygonedays/evelyn/index.html well, you don't actually need that last bit (/index.html).

        Healthwise - Yes ... as well as can be expected (Year 5 of Alzheimer's and the curtains are beginning to close fairly fast - hence my wife's not wishing me to interfere with her web-site !)

        I've completed all the original pages and footnotes and then started (ever hopeful) on a re-run of the footnotes adding new and more detailed ones and ensuring that the original notes and 'hovertext' comments were findable by the search engine (Danged thing wouldn't recognise javascript comments). The latest set of detailed footnotes go upto 10th October, 1644 - but now I'm down to a crawling speed of about one additional footnoted page per three or four days ... so, I think we can probably say that where we are at is where we'll stay ... unless someone is prepared to help out a short-sighted forgetful old fart.

        Still 2,660+ pages is not too bad.

        In friendship,
        Eric.
        Direct Diary eMail: evelyndiary@...
        (I can't seem to remember how to make that clickable)

        PS: Any one finding a typo or error of any kind - please, email me and I will, at the speed of Sebastian Snail, fix it. (Also anyone who is latin-capable and willing to translate any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)



        To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
        From: langwidge@...
        Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:18:25 +0000
        Subject: [pepysdiary] Evelyn diary?


        Has the John Evelyn's diary been started?  Is it online? 
         
        Christine in Baltimore, MD








        -- 
        Phil Gyford





      • if455kc
        ... (...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.) Tsk. Latin was very much a part of Pepys world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable
        Message 3 of 13 , Dec 10, 2012
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          --- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com, Eric Mills <ericmills1936@...> wrote:
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          > Hello Everybody,
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          > Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported 'missing in action' and sank without trace - If you are reading this Hugh, My grateful thanks for your past help.
          >
          > I moved it (laboriously) to a new and freebie site but discovered a couple of minute (but to me significant) problems to do with hackability and the like ... so, I approached my wife and she kindly hosted the whole shebang (more labour) but with the proviso that I would not do any updating myself but hand it to her and she do a monthly (or so) update.
          >
          > The situation now is that the Evelyn Diary (Plus date-aware links to Pepys, Plus search engine) can be found at:
          > http://way-mark.co.uk/bygonedays/evelyn/index.html well, you don't actually need that last bit (/index.html).
          >
          > Healthwise - Yes ... as well as can be expected (Year 5 of Alzheimer's and the curtains are beginning to close fairly fast - hence my wife's not wishing me to interfere with her web-site !)
          >
          > I've completed all the original pages and footnotes and then started (ever hopeful) on a re-run of the footnotes adding new and more detailed ones and ensuring that the original notes and 'hovertext' comments were findable by the search engine (Danged thing wouldn't recognise javascript comments). The latest set of detailed footnotes go upto 10th October, 1644 - but now I'm down to a crawling speed of about one additional footnoted page per three or four days ... so, I think we can probably say that where we are at is where we'll stay ... unless someone is prepared to help out a short-sighted forgetful old fart.
          >
          > Still 2,660+ pages is not too bad.
          >
          > In friendship,
          > Eric.
          > Direct Diary eMail: evelyndiary@...
          > (I can't seem to remember how to make that clickable)
          >
          > PS: Any one finding a typo or error of any kind - please, email me and I will, at the speed of Sebastian Snail, fix it. (Also anyone who is latin-capable and willing to translate any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)
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          "(...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)"

          Tsk.

          Latin was very much a part of Pepys' world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable digression.

          Latin, especially as we encounter it in later material, may have its shortcomings but "atrocious" is an adjective more properly applied to this language of English, surly. The "machinery" of Latin is a Swiss watch compared to the dog's breakfast that is English's grammar, orthography and pronunciation.

          Will anyone agree?

          Hic senex scholaticus non. Vivat omnes et vale!
        • if455kc
          ... (...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.) Tsk. Latin was very much a part of Pepys world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable
          Message 4 of 13 , Dec 10, 2012
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            --- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com, Eric Mills <ericmills1936@...> wrote:
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            > Hello Everybody,
            >
            > Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported 'missing in action' and sank without trace - If you are reading this Hugh, My grateful thanks for your past help.
            >
            > I moved it (laboriously) to a new and freebie site but discovered a couple of minute (but to me significant) problems to do with hackability and the like ... so, I approached my wife and she kindly hosted the whole shebang (more labour) but with the proviso that I would not do any updating myself but hand it to her and she do a monthly (or so) update.
            >
            > The situation now is that the Evelyn Diary (Plus date-aware links to Pepys, Plus search engine) can be found at:
            > http://way-mark.co.uk/bygonedays/evelyn/index.html well, you don't actually need that last bit (/index.html).
            >
            > Healthwise - Yes ... as well as can be expected (Year 5 of Alzheimer's and the curtains are beginning to close fairly fast - hence my wife's not wishing me to interfere with her web-site !)
            >
            > I've completed all the original pages and footnotes and then started (ever hopeful) on a re-run of the footnotes adding new and more detailed ones and ensuring that the original notes and 'hovertext' comments were findable by the search engine (Danged thing wouldn't recognise javascript comments). The latest set of detailed footnotes go upto 10th October, 1644 - but now I'm down to a crawling speed of about one additional footnoted page per three or four days ... so, I think we can probably say that where we are at is where we'll stay ... unless someone is prepared to help out a short-sighted forgetful old fart.
            >
            > Still 2,660+ pages is not too bad.
            >
            > In friendship,
            > Eric.
            > Direct Diary eMail: evelyndiary@...
            > (I can't seem to remember how to make that clickable)
            >
            > PS: Any one finding a typo or error of any kind - please, email me and I will, at the speed of Sebastian Snail, fix it. (Also anyone who is latin-capable and willing to translate any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)
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            > To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
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            "(...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)"

            Tsk.

            Latin was very much a part of Pepys' world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable digression.

            Latin, especially as we encounter it in later material, may have its shortcomings but "atrocious" is an adjective more properly applied to this language of English, surly. The "machinery" of Latin is a Swiss watch compared to the dog's breakfast that is English's grammar, orthography and pronunciation.

            Will anyone agree?

            Hic senex scholaticus non. Vivat omnes et vale!

            The signature was not automatically added to the post above regarding the merits of Latin and English. It is from John Nightingale in New Westminster, Canada; very much a fan of Phil's grand endeavour.
          • if455kc
            ... (...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.) Tsk. Latin was very much a part of Pepys world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable
            Message 5 of 13 , Dec 10, 2012
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              --- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com, Eric Mills <ericmills1936@...> wrote:
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              > Hello Everybody,
              >
              > Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported 'missing in action' and sank without trace - If you are reading this Hugh, My grateful thanks for your past help.
              >
              > I moved it (laboriously) to a new and freebie site but discovered a couple of minute (but to me significant) problems to do with hackability and the like ... so, I approached my wife and she kindly hosted the whole shebang (more labour) but with the proviso that I would not do any updating myself but hand it to her and she do a monthly (or so) update.
              >
              > The situation now is that the Evelyn Diary (Plus date-aware links to Pepys, Plus search engine) can be found at:
              > http://way-mark.co.uk/bygonedays/evelyn/index.html well, you don't actually need that last bit (/index.html).
              >
              > Healthwise - Yes ... as well as can be expected (Year 5 of Alzheimer's and the curtains are beginning to close fairly fast - hence my wife's not wishing me to interfere with her web-site !)
              >
              > I've completed all the original pages and footnotes and then started (ever hopeful) on a re-run of the footnotes adding new and more detailed ones and ensuring that the original notes and 'hovertext' comments were findable by the search engine (Danged thing wouldn't recognise javascript comments). The latest set of detailed footnotes go upto 10th October, 1644 - but now I'm down to a crawling speed of about one additional footnoted page per three or four days ... so, I think we can probably say that where we are at is where we'll stay ... unless someone is prepared to help out a short-sighted forgetful old fart.
              >
              > Still 2,660+ pages is not too bad.
              >
              > In friendship,
              > Eric.
              > Direct Diary eMail: evelyndiary@...
              > (I can't seem to remember how to make that clickable)
              >
              > PS: Any one finding a typo or error of any kind - please, email me and I will, at the speed of Sebastian Snail, fix it. (Also anyone who is latin-capable and willing to translate any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)
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              > To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
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              "(...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)"

              Tsk.

              Latin was very much a part of Pepys' world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable digression.

              Latin, especially as we encounter it in later material, may have its shortcomings but "atrocious" is an adjective more properly applied to this language of English, surly. The "machinery" of Latin is a Swiss watch compared to the dog's breakfast that is English's grammar, orthography and pronunciation.

              Will anyone agree?

              Hic senex scholaticus non. Vivat omnes et vale!

              The signature was not automatically added to the post above regarding the merits of Latin and English. It is from John Nightingale in New Westminster, Canada; very much a fan of Phil's grand endeavour.
            • Eric Mills
              Dear if455kc, I truly and seriously repent - to rub salt into my wounds: Mea culpa When I first started Latin at boarding school - all my classmates were two
              Message 6 of 13 , Dec 10, 2012
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                Dear if455kc,

                I truly and seriously repent - to rub salt into my wounds: "Mea culpa"

                When I first started Latin at boarding school - all my classmates were two years ahead of me (I was starting from zilch). They were busy parsing, conjugating and mouthing abstruse words I didna comprehend. A further indignity was that I was supposed to imagine talking to a table ... I was still trying to work out to what place the pronouns had gone (English, French and German had them so why not the Romans). Not an excuse but an explanationof why I found Latin an atrocious language (for me to cope with). I suppose, like Winnie the Pooh, I am a bear with a very small brain.

                That said - a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


                In friendship,
                Eric.




                To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
                From: if455kc@...
                Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:32:37 +0000
                Subject: [pepysdiary] Re: Evelyn diary?

                 


                --- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com, Eric Mills <ericmills1936@...> wrote:
                >
                > Hello Everybody,
                >
                > Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported 'missing in action' and sank without trace - If you are reading this Hugh, My grateful thanks for your past help.
                >
                > I moved it (laboriously) to a new and freebie site but discovered a couple of minute (but to me significant) problems to do with hackability and the like ... so, I approached my wife and she kindly hosted the whole shebang (more labour) but with the proviso that I would not do any updating myself but hand it to her and she do a monthly (or so) update.
                >
                > The situation now is that the Evelyn Diary (Plus date-aware links to Pepys, Plus search engine) can be found at:
                > http://way-mark.co.uk/bygonedays/evelyn/index.html well, you don't actually need that last bit (/index.html).
                >
                > Healthwise - Yes ... as well as can be expected (Year 5 of Alzheimer's and the curtains are beginning to close fairly fast - hence my wife's not wishing me to interfere with her web-site !)
                >
                > I've completed all the original pages and footnotes and then started (ever hopeful) on a re-run of the footnotes adding new and more detailed ones and ensuring that the original notes and 'hovertext' comments were findable by the search engine (Danged thing wouldn't recognise javascript comments). The latest set of detailed footnotes go upto 10th October, 1644 - but now I'm down to a crawling speed of about one additional footnoted page per three or four days ... so, I think we can probably say that where we are at is where we'll stay ... unless someone is prepared to help out a short-sighted forgetful old fart.
                >
                > Still 2,660+ pages is not too bad.
                >
                > In friendship,
                > Eric.
                > Direct Diary eMail: evelyndiary@...
                > (I can't seem to remember how to make that clickable)
                >
                > PS: Any one finding a typo or error of any kind - please, email me and I will, at the speed of Sebastian Snail, fix it. (Also anyone who is latin-capable and willing to translate any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)
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                > To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
                > From: langwidge@...
                > Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:18:25 +0000
                > Subject: [pepysdiary] Evelyn diary?
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                "(...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)"

                Tsk.

                Latin was very much a part of Pepys' world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable digression.

                Latin, especially as we encounter it in later material, may have its shortcomings but "atrocious" is an adjective more properly applied to this language of English, surly. The "machinery" of Latin is a Swiss watch compared to the dog's breakfast that is English's grammar, orthography and pronunciation.

                Will anyone agree?

                Hic senex scholaticus non. Vivat omnes et vale!

                The signature was not automatically added to the post above regarding the merits of Latin and English. It is from John Nightingale in New Westminster, Canada; very much a fan of Phil's grand endeavour.


              • Mark Hazard
                Eric, If you re still looking for help with passages in Latin, I ll do what I can. I m sure there are better Latinists on the pepyslist, but I do have some
                Message 7 of 13 , Dec 11, 2012
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                  Eric,
                   
                  If you're still looking for help with passages in Latin, I'll do what I can.  I'm sure there are better Latinists on the pepyslist, but I do have some experience with it (I teach it in high school, and have done some translating).
                   
                  --Mark Hazard 
                   
                   
                   
                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: "if455kc" [if455kc@...]
                  Date: 12/10/2012 02:32 PM
                  To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: [pepysdiary] Re: Evelyn diary?

                   



                  --- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com, Eric Mills <ericmills1936@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Hello Everybody,
                  >
                  > Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported 'missing in action' and sank without trace - If you are reading this Hugh, My grateful thanks for your past help.
                  >
                  > I moved it (laboriously) to a new and freebie site but discovered a couple of minute (but to me significant) problems to do with hackability and the like ... so, I approached my wife and she kindly hosted the whole shebang (more labour) but with the proviso that I would not do any updating myself but hand it to her and she do a monthly (or so) update.
                  >
                  > The situation now is that the Evelyn Diary (Plus date-aware links to Pepys, Plus search engine) can be found at:
                  > http://way-mark.co.uk/bygonedays/evelyn/index.html well, you don't actually need that last bit (/index.html).
                  >
                  > Healthwise - Yes ... as well as can be expected (Year 5 of Alzheimer's and the curtains are beginning to close fairly fast - hence my wife's not wishing me to interfere with her web-site !)
                  >
                  > I've completed all the original pages and footnotes and then started (ever hopeful) on a re-run of the footnotes adding new and more detailed ones and ensuring that the original notes and 'hovertext' comments were findable by the search engine (Danged thing wouldn't recognise javascript comments). The latest set of detailed footnotes go upto 10th October, 1644 - but now I'm down to a crawling speed of about one additional footnoted page per three or four days ... so, I think we can probably say that where we are at is where we'll stay ... unless someone is prepared to help out a short-sighted forgetful old fart.
                  >
                  > Still 2,660+ pages is not too bad.
                  >
                  > In friendship,
                  > Eric.
                  > Direct Diary eMail: evelyndiary@...
                  > (I can't seem to remember how to make that clickable)
                  >
                  > PS: Any one finding a typo or error of any kind - please, email me and I will, at the speed of Sebastian Snail, fix it. (Also anyone who is latin-capable and willing to translate any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)
                  >
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                  > To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
                  > From: langwidge@...
                  > Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:18:25 +0000
                  > Subject: [pepysdiary] Evelyn diary?
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                  "(...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)"

                  Tsk.

                  Latin was very much a part of Pepys' world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable digression.

                  Latin, especially as we encounter it in later material, may have its shortcomings but "atrocious" is an adjective more properly applied to this language of English, surly. The "machinery" of Latin is a Swiss watch compared to the dog's breakfast that is English's grammar, orthography and pronunciation.

                  Will anyone agree?

                  Hic senex scholaticus non. Vivat omnes et vale!

                  The signature was not automatically added to the post above regarding the merits of Latin and English. It is from John Nightingale in New Westminster, Canada; very much a fan of Phil's grand endeavour.
                   

                   
                • Eric Mills
                  Thank you, Mark - I will write to you direct ... meanwhile, A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody. In friendship, Eric. CC: To:
                  Message 8 of 13 , Dec 12, 2012
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                    Thank you, Mark - I will write to you direct ... meanwhile,

                    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
                    to everybody.


                    In friendship,
                    Eric.




                    CC:
                    To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
                    From: mhazard@...
                    Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:24:05 -0500
                    Subject: Re: [pepysdiary] Re: Evelyn diary?

                     

                    Eric,
                     
                    If you're still looking for help with passages in Latin, I'll do what I can.  I'm sure there are better Latinists on the pepyslist, but I do have some experience with it (I teach it in high school, and have done some translating).
                     
                    --Mark Hazard 
                     
                     
                     
                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: "if455kc" [if455kc@...]
                    Date: 12/10/2012 02:32 PM
                    To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [pepysdiary] Re: Evelyn diary?

                     


                    --- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com, Eric Mills <ericmills1936@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Hello Everybody,
                    >
                    > Yes, the Evelyn Diary is on-line and (more or less) well. I had a few problems - my original host was reported 'missing in action' and sank without trace - If you are reading this Hugh, My grateful thanks for your past help.
                    >
                    > I moved it (laboriously) to a new and freebie site but discovered a couple of minute (but to me significant) problems to do with hackability and the like ... so, I approached my wife and she kindly hosted the whole shebang (more labour) but with the proviso that I would not do any updating myself but hand it to her and she do a monthly (or so) update.
                    >
                    > The situation now is that the Evelyn Diary (Plus date-aware links to Pepys, Plus search engine) can be found at:
                    > http://way-mark.co.uk/bygonedays/evelyn/index.html well, you don't actually need that last bit (/index.html).
                    >
                    > Healthwise - Yes ... as well as can be expected (Year 5 of Alzheimer's and the curtains are beginning to close fairly fast - hence my wife's not wishing me to interfere with her web-site !)
                    >
                    > I've completed all the original pages and footnotes and then started (ever hopeful) on a re-run of the footnotes adding new and more detailed ones and ensuring that the original notes and 'hovertext' comments were findable by the search engine (Danged thing wouldn't recognise javascript comments). The latest set of detailed footnotes go upto 10th October, 1644 - but now I'm down to a crawling speed of about one additional footnoted page per three or four days ... so, I think we can probably say that where we are at is where we'll stay ... unless someone is prepared to help out a short-sighted forgetful old fart.
                    >
                    > Still 2,660+ pages is not too bad.
                    >
                    > In friendship,
                    > Eric.
                    > Direct Diary eMail: evelyndiary@...
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                    > PS: Any one finding a typo or error of any kind - please, email me and I will, at the speed of Sebastian Snail, fix it. (Also anyone who is latin-capable and willing to translate any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)
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                    > Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:18:25 +0000
                    > Subject: [pepysdiary] Evelyn diary?
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                    > Christine in Baltimore, MD

                    "(...any of that atrocious language, please, step up to the grid.)"

                    Tsk.

                    Latin was very much a part of Pepys' world so perhaps this is not an unacceptable digression.

                    Latin, especially as we encounter it in later material, may have its shortcomings but "atrocious" is an adjective more properly applied to this language of English, surly. The "machinery" of Latin is a Swiss watch compared to the dog's breakfast that is English's grammar, orthography and pronunciation.

                    Will anyone agree?

                    Hic senex scholaticus non. Vivat omnes et vale!

                    The signature was not automatically added to the post above regarding the merits of Latin and English. It is from John Nightingale in New Westminster, Canada; very much a fan of Phil's grand endeavour.
                     
                     

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