1736 December 18 (Saturday). Exceeding Cold. Turned my Thoughts upon the Season. Read (or rather run through) Dr. C. Mathers Winter Meditations. Windy and Sharp Cold still. David himself.
Cotton Mather, Winter Meditations: Directions How to Employ the Leisure of the Winter for the Glory of God, Accompanied with Reflections as Well History as Theological, Not Olny upon the Circumstances of Winter, but also upon the Notable Works of God, both in Creation and Providence…. (Boston: Printed and sold by Benj. Harris, 1693).