“No late seating!” – S. Pepys

Samuel Pepys, 17th Century Theater Critic
Friday October 23, 1668:
“…and so away with Mr. Pierce, the surgeon, towards Tyburne, to see the people executed; but come too late, it being done; two men and a woman hanged, and so back again and to my coachmaker’s, and there did come a little nearer agreement for the coach, and so to Duck Lane, and there my bookseller’s…”

via The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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