The Plague

I have occassionally shared the odd bit of information and goings-on in the life of Samuel Pepys as shared in his diary. As of late, daily life in London is very much effected by the latest news regarding the plague. Pepys reports on some numbers and projects a certain gloomy outlook:

Thus this month ends with great sadness upon the publick, through the greatness of the plague every where through the kingdom almost. Every day sadder and sadder news of its encrease. In the City died this week 7,496 and of them 6,102 of the plague. But it is feared that the true number of the dead, this week is near 10,000; partly from the poor that cannot be taken notice of, through the greatness of the number, and partly from the Quakers and others that will not have any bell ring for them.