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Robert Wild


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[Robert] [Wild] : Iter boreale

'To church again; and so home to my wife and with her read "Iter boreale", a poem made just at the King's coming home but I never read it before, and now like it pretty well but not so as it was cried up.'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Pepys      Print: Book


Robert Wild : Upon the rebuilding the city ... the Lord Mayor and the noble company of bachelors dining with him, May 5th, 1669

'in the evening, my wife and I all alone, with the boy, by water up as high as Putney almost with the tide, and back again, neither staying, going nor coming; but talking and singing, and reading a foolish copy of verses up[on] my Lord Mayors entertaining of all the Bachelors, designed in praise to my Lord Mayor.'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Pepys      Print: Unknown


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