How important was friendship in the life of Samuel Pepys and how is this shown in his diary- upon whom did he rely?

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Pepys repeatedly mentions his wife, Elizabeth; however, he also has many affairs with ladies of the court of Charles II.  His friends include others mentioned in the diary--Dr. Burnett, for one.  Friendship appears to be important to him, but he does not actually comment on any particular friendships.

 

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