Monday, May 17 1756

At home all the morning and busy. Paid Joseph Fuller 15½ d for 1 neck of mutton, 4½ lbs at 3½d. In the afternoon went down in the park to a cricket match; to wit, the Street against the Nursery quarter [now the hamlet of Halland]. I played and we beat them, having 6 wickets to go up the last hand. Came home about 10 o’clock. Spent no more than my shilling for the game. We dined on a piece of cold bacon and a little piece of the scrag end of the neck of mutton boiled. Bishop Stillingfleet’s motto: “Serve God and be Cheerful.”

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