Sunday, April 11 1756

My wife and I and maid at church in the forenoon… This day Richard Hards and Mary Morrice asked. We dined on the best end of the neck of veal bought yesterday and baked yesterday at Dame Marchant’s, a piece of pork, batter pudding and greens. My wife and maid and self at church in the afternoon; the text in the 29th chapter of Job, the 11th, 12th, and 13th verses: “When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.” From these words we had an excellent sermon upon charity. After churchtime my wife and I went down to Whyly. Came home about 9 o’clock.