Saturday, May 20 1758

Paid Dame Dallaway 20d for mending my wife’s stays and making a bed gown. James Marchant cut out for me today 8 pairs linings; he dined with us on a piece of bacon boiled, a light pudding and some spinach, some baked roach, pear and gooseberry pie. Lent Joseph Durrant my horse to carry John to Framfield upon. In the evening Thomas Davy at our house, to whom I read the 4th book of Paradise Lost. At home all day and indifferently busy. A remarkable dry time, there having been no rain of any consequence this 3 weeks.

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