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And so to bed...: A biblical view of sleep
Inevitably, they invite comparison. Ferdinand Mount's Jem and Sam may use the diaries as its inspiration, but this is a genuine work of fiction that transcends its starting-point. Jem is Jeremiah Mount, the author's six-times-great- grandfather, a rival and colleague to Pepys. He appears in the diaries as a drinking companion and then upper servant to the household of General Monck at the time of the Restoration of Charles II. In this novel, he is a vivid fictional creation: scheming, competitive, ambitious but endearingly unsuccessful, randy, calculating and yet at the same time touchingly vulnerable. He survives the Plague, and is ruined twice, once in the Great Fire of London and again as an underwriter who fails to join the inner ring at Lloyd's.
This is the musical adaptation of a play by J. Fagan about the English diarist, Samuel Pepys. Vivian Ellis contributed an intriguing 17th century style score containing a mixture of musical influences such as a madrigal, jig, saraband and rigaudon in a variety of numbers including:. This historical romp finds diarist and 'father of the Admiralty' Samuel Pepys rescuing lovely singer Mrs Knight from a violent pick-purse, then slyly arranging a musical tryst with her that evening. His dinner guests include young francophile dandy Pelham Humphries and brazen Mrs Pierce and Mrs Knepp, but Pepys declares he has urgent business at the Navy office. His attractive wife sees him dress up, and knowing his ways with women, doesn't believe his story.
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Search for a title, author or subject Sleep is part of our created humanity, a good gift from God to be treasured and enjoyed; an earthly picture of a spiritual reality. In this reflection on sleep, Reynolds reflects on what the Bible has to say about sleep and rest, and how that can impact not only your night but your life. He includes his suggestions for turning off and enjoying rest. Read it! Kathleen B.