1772 October 11 (Sunday). Read Hosea 5 and preached a.m. on the first 4 verses. Dined here Mrs. Spring. P.M. Read 1 Pet. 5. In preaching went on with the Continuation of page 12 of Sermon on 2 Cor. 2.16 from p. 7 to p. 11, but had Luk. 8.18 for the Text, as that was most suitable. N.B. I was not aware that I had repeated them before now. N.B. The writing being Small, I was obliged to use spectacles and therefore borrowed Deacon Woods for this afternoon. I perceive my Eyes are not as heretofore. The Lord sanctifie this Token of my Decay, to me.