You think you have a journal? Samuel Pepys had a journal.
Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) kept his diary for nine years,
from 1660 to 1669. Pepys was a senior civil servant during
this time (the period includes the Plague and the Great Fire
of London) and so his diary is an important historical
document. But it's also extremely fun to read. As well as
chronicling his numerous "dalliances" with female
acquaintances, maids and servants, the diary is filled with
wonderful passages such as his description of the execution of
Maj.-Gen. Harrison, the time he whipped his page boy and
an account of a blood transfusion between dogs performed
before the Royal Society. Other entries are just plain odd.
The Encyclopedia Britannica has more information on Pepys,
and the full text of a 1825 edition is available from
Bibliomania. The Shorter Pepys is a modern, un-bowdlerized
The 2nd Edition of the OED cites Pepys 1891 times,
including in the entry for "and". His quotation illustrates
"and" being used to introduce a consequence: "A pretty
young woman, and I did kiss her." It appears in his entry for
30th June, 1667.