Little Gruntings of Pain

Occassionally I share some snippets of what is going on, or shall I say what has gone on, in Samuel Pepys’ life. Well, on Saturday 13 May 1665 he recorded this assessment of his day:

Up, and all day in some little gruntings of pain, as I used to have from winde, arising I think from my fasting so long, and want of exercise, and I think going so hot in clothes, the weather being hot, and the same clothes I wore all winter.

Might I suggest we be careful what we ‘record’. Who knows who might be reading things someday.