In the morning my brother came over and breakfasted with us. I lent him my horse to ride to Lewes upon. He came back and dined with us, as did John Watford, who was a-gardening for me all day (on the remains of yesterday’s dinner with the addition of a hog’s-flesh pudding, turnips, greens and potatoes). My wife paid Dame Hook a visit in the afternoon. At home all day, and very little to do –a most melancholy; time.