Samuel Pepys — English Writer born on February 23, 1633, died on May 26, 1703

Samuel Pepys PRS, MP, JP, was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work, and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy... (wikipedia)

As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!
Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.
I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.