Pepys’ Shows, via Theatricaliafreshen anew

In reference to a production of Argalus and Parthenia on 31st January 1661, Samuel Pepys noted:

“thence to the Theatre, and there sat in the pit among the company of fine ladys, &c.; and the house was exceeding full, to see Argalus and Parthenia, the first time that it hath been acted: and indeed it is good, though wronged by my over great expectations, as all things else are.”