Sunday, April 16 1758

There being no service at our church in the morning on account of Mr Porter’s preaching at Laughton, I went to Little Horsted where I arrived about 8:50. I stayed and breakfasted at my uncle Hill’s and went with him to their church where we had a very good sermon preached (by their curate, the Rev Mr Fullthorpe) from the 25th and 26th verses of the 73rd Psalm “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my as portion forever.” I went and dined at my uncle Hill’s (in company with the Rev Mr Fullthorpe) on a piece of beef boiled and some greens and a shoulder of mutton roasted… I stayed till about 3:20 and came home very sober just as the people came from church. In the evening completed reading through the New Whole Duty of Man, and I think it a very good book, fitting to be read by all people, and a very proper book to be in all families… There was a very sharp frost in the morning, and I think the greatest I ever knew at this season of the year.

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