Thursday, May 19 1757

Mr John Avis of Withyham and his nephew and Mr John Burgess of Hartfield called on me in their way to Dicker Fair. In the forenoon sent our servant to Framfield for 21/4 yds Sca[rlet?] serge to send my father Slater. We dined on a piece of beef and pork boiled and some turnip greens. In the afternoon Mr Richard Warriner (Messrs Warriner and Hartley’s rider) called on me and drank tea with us. In the evening Mr Elless and I walked down to John Browne’s and brought home 6 gallons wine left there for me from Lewes. In the evening read part of Horneck’s Law of Consideration. Very busy all day; at work in my garden. I think it must be consistent to think that as we daily see debauchery increase, so must idleness, for I look on idleness as the parent of lust. Lent Dame Weller in cash 0.6.0.

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