1749 February 12 (Sunday). I rode to Southborough and met Mr. Smith coming here. I preach’d for Mr. Stone (who was present) on occasion of his dear Spouse’s Decease. Text a.m. Ez. 24.16. P.M. on Mat. 24.44. Mr. Nicols of Boston among us. I return’d at Eve.
[Additional note: Ezekiel 24:16, “Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.”]
[Additional note: Matthew 24:44, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”]