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Daily Archives: December 18, 1736
1736 December 18 (Saturday). Exceeding Cold. Turned my Thoughts upon the Season. Read (or rather run through) Dr. C. Mathers Winter Meditations. Windy and Sharp Cold still. David himself. Cotton Mather, Winter Meditations: Directions How to Employ the Leisure of … Continue reading