February 5, 1747

1747 February 5 (Thursday).  Bright and comfortable.  I finish’d reading Mr. Lowth[1] on the prophecys.  At Eve I visited Mr. Baker again, at Captain Maynards, Mr. Jenison also being there.  I pass’d along on Banks most commonly as high, and many Times above the Fences.  Mr. Baker much recover’d.

[1]William Lowth, D.D. (1661-1732), the distinguished English theologian, wrote a number of works on prophets and prophecies.  These works appeared separately at first and then in several collected editions.