January 30, 1749

1749 January 30 (Monday).  Endeavour’d some Retirement and Abstinence on Consideration of the Troubles I was in when my former wife lay dead.  I would not forget the Wormwood and the Gall: and may my Soul be humbled in me!  Brother Hicks here.  It happened to be a Sad Interruption to me — by Enquirys about the Settlement of Mother Champneys Estate; but Especially by uneasiness about a particular trifling article of the Goods which put me out of Frame to see him so Stiff and Disobliging to me — only about Father Champneys old Sword.  I desire to bewail my ill frames on Such Days!  Mrs. Fay, our Nurse, watched herself, again.