1742 October 14 (Thursday). Mr. Lowel preached the public Lecture on Job. 7.17, an excellently well composed and well delivered Sermon; except that the Life part was too brief. Dined at Deacon Henchmans with Mr. Gee etc. Bought Dr. Twiss’s [Vindicice?] out of old Mr. Nortons Library; but was obliged to leave behind a great Collection of the School men — Aquinas, Scotus, Vasquez, Suarez, Durandus, Estius etc. At Eve Sorrowful Parting with my venerable, aged, tender Mother, whose Blessing she delivered in Solemn and affectionate Manner. Among other Things She prayed that I might have Stedfastness especially now in these Times. To Cambridge.