Example sentences for: pepys

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  • On the one hand, Pepys's English may seem slightly stilted or Biblical by modern standards, with frequent absolute constructions and the use of do as an auxiliary for affirmative verbs where no emphasis is intended, as, for example, in his entry for August 31, 1662, where he thanks “Almighty God, who doth most manifestly bless me in my endeavors to do the duty of my office--I now saving money, and my expenses being very little.”

  • Except for proper names, the spelling checker stopped on two words in the Time paragraphs that were not in its lexicon: show- biz and credentialed . Likewise two words in Pepys's entry gave pause to the checker, though they are not so much lost words as obsolete forms of words: hath and doth . I should add that where Pepys phonetically wrote then he meant than and that he used the adjective handsome to describe his financial condition, as we would rarely do today.

  • Pepys also has a tendency to omit subject pronouns, reminding one of television commercials: “Had a bowl of Whamo this morning.

  • as in “That ol' boy like to of killed hisself” or in Pepys's entry for April 14, 1660:“.

  • Moreover, the Restoration period when Pepys kept his diary is a good time to compare with ours, because by then the basis of modern English had been laid down by the Elizabethans.


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