“Avoid!” – S. Pepys

John Dryden, artist unknown

Samuel Pepys, 17th Century Theater Critic
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Friday January 1, 1669:

“after dinner, my wife and I with our coach to the King’s playhouse, and there in a box saw “The Mayden Queene.” Knepp looked upon us, but I durst not shew her any countenance; and, as well as I could carry myself, I found my wife uneasy there, poor wretch! therefore, I shall avoid that house as much as I can.”

via The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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