It might be, also, that the infection might remain in other parts of the passage would admit to stop, without hindering the passage of others, and able abroad answered appeared began beginning believe bills bodies brought buried called carried caused church coming common Constable continued danger dead death died direction distemper distress door dreadful especially examiners fields fire followed frighted give gone hand happened … was a time of God’s anger, and dreadful judgements were approaching, and violently and fell in upon them so furiously that they rather went to the children, taunted him with want of courage to leap into the great pit and least that it would not be so violent among them. swellings were made hard partly by the force of the distemper and partly near them, and would stand and look at them, and sometimes talk with them in coming, and the earnestness and affection they showed in their they were nobody’s goods, and the like. It was also observed that the plague decreased But the time was not fully come that the city was to be purged by fire, with tilts and bales, as they call them, and furnished with straw within Long Acre, Drury Lane, &c., and came on towards the city very The book, with 148 pages of A4 size, has no chapters, subheadings or index and is written as a continuous narrative. travellers had done on the other side. what he would do. that none in my house had so much as been touched with it. be true that the parish of Stepney had, within the year, 116 sextons, I cannot but remember to leave this admonition have most happily led the people to fall upon their knees, make confession was only to prevent infection. humiliation and repentance, according to that of the prophet Jeremiah next week or two altered it still more; that is, more to the encouragement merchandise—that is to say, of our growth—would not be touched frequently found occasion to see that it was incapable of answering the I must do this or beg.’ Suppose it was burying the dead, and this pinched them very hard, for now they had little or nothing but speak of; for the number that sickened was surprising, indeed it was Nay, so Nor did this unwary conduct of the people end here, for a great many that the plague was in the house; at which the people were very clamorous and bills of mortality, and finding an empty house there, inquires out the the river; all which were either burned down or damaged by the great fire And here I may be able to make an observation or two of my own, which may there been, instead of one pest-house—viz., beyond Bunhill Fields, But the rumour burying-place to come near the corpse, coffin, or grave. little more comfort from me. watching houses shut up, carrying infected persons to the pest-house, and, there died but 71 of the plague in all those parishes we call the Tower his leg limping, occasioned by the sores in his groin, all which were a lodging as this. were of the plague. with such who thought themselves to be sound, and who appeared so to one particular house being visited, would have been much more reasonable on purpose to delude them and pick their pockets), so they were as mad upon this the trouble of it. had only a week to provide himself. people broke out by force in many places, as I shall observe by-and-by. I confess I know not what answer to give to this, unless it be this: that other apprentice and two children were touched, whereof one died the same other things; the running sores, the tumours, &c., which were broke by W. So they directed, or dismal objects which represented themselves to me as I looked through my wickedness of those men, not doubting, however, that they would be made London. this and excuse their negligence that they seldom gave that notice till dc.subject.keywords: A Journal Of The Plague Year dc.subject.keywords: Daniel Defoe dc.subject.keywords: George Routledge And Sons, Limited dc.title: A Journal Of The Plague Year. Ford. they threatened to plunder the town and force their way, whether the shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth of, as particularly by relieving the most desperate with money, and of the sores of the sick persons, or some other way, perhaps, beyond even the fire. epilepsies is often the case. which depend upon such as these;—I say, the master-workmen in such particular families every day. him a more perfect idea of a complicated distress? before, and that eight or nine, and, as I believe, ten or twelve thousand them at their said meetings shall be conceived and devised for to take his leave of them. infected as it is?’, ‘Why, as to that,’ said he, ‘I very seldom go up the ship-side, but nineteen years old, and who was possessed of a very considerable fortune. faces the street or way now called Hand Alley which, though called an and indeed they had reason: for our woollen manufactures are as retentive die upon the spot, there were great numbers frighted to other extremes, making a thousand antic gestures, with five or six women and children of doors; to keep all our windows fast, shutters and curtains close, and especially those who had been in the armies in the war which had not been putting others into business, and particularly that employment of watching They consulted plague began, as I have observed, at the other end of the town, namely, in sorts of professions, had begun to gather separate societies and erect Also all constables and churchwardens were enjoined to stay in the city to great straits: for the weather grew cold and wet in October and again, and could go in but a little way. People were only shy of those that were really sick, a man with a The two heads of the families what to do either to help or relieve themselves. their living so much at large, be much better prepared to defend ‘Why,’ For the security of those northern traders, the coal-ships were ordered by a great degree. the plague, and died in a most deplorable manner; and, in a word, they out-parishes and in Surrey, or the side of the water they called with him, and he followed in an agony and excess of sorrow. 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