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Thread #62724   Message #1018554
Posted By: Gareth
14-Sep-03 - 08:24 AM
Thread Name: Samuel Pepys, Music lover (and lech)
Subject: RE: Samuel Pepys, Music lover (and lech)
Not that inexplicable, Pepys' givng up his diary, his eyesight was going, and reading and writing became a difficult business.

Needless to say Pepys appointment was an example of "Political Cronyism" and a fortuitous one at that - Pepys was a follower of the Montagues, later the First Earl (??) of Sandwich. This was part of the spoils resulting from Charles II s restoration.

I love Pepys theory on corruption, the contract went to the most apt supplier, as is proper. Pepys still expected a "drink" from that supplier - But as has been said morality was different then.