28 December 1728
I hope the Eunuchs are not giving him ideas .. he does need to produce an heir
Oh triple deckers sound delicious
6 December 1729
No wonder he isn't breeding, I mean reading this stuff would send anyone to sleep
1 May 1731
wonder if we are going a little too far to the west, Wanli does seem so unbalanced
12 October 1731
Went to a state banquet, under Wanli the quality of the catering really is in decline
4 January 1732
Another New Years Party where I had to try and explain the facts of life to Wanli
4 March 1732
Well Wanli maybe useless but its nice to see so many men with big lances riding around these days.
4 July 1732
Wanli is starting to annoy me now. I went to see to check on how the breeding programme was going and he pretended to be ill.
On the subject of annoying people, I haven't seen Harry around for a while.
7 January 1733
Good, I can have more peacocks now
6 May 1733
I do not understand the fixation these Ming emperors have with hiding in big forts. Its not as if anyone is threatening them.
10 July 1733
reading this stuff explains why he's not breeding, it must be sending him to sleep every night.
I will go and visit, he needs to be livened up.
16 September 1735
I tried to explain the breeding idea to Wanli .... again. That nice Mr Shi helped out by holding the cannon while I showed Wanli the basic principles. Unfortunately Mr Shi lit the cannon a little bit prematurely.
[H – oi, its Emperor Shi if you don't mind]
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