1755 March 25 (Tuesday). My Wife and I rode over in my Chair to Mr. Martyns. Carry’d the Preceptor Volume 1, and din’d there, it raining hard p.m. and at Eve we tarry’d and lodg’d there. N.B. No word with him of the angry Letters of Last Year to this Day.
Robert Dodsley, The Preceptor: Containing A general Course of Education, 2 vols. (London 1748). A preface to this work was written by Dr. Samuel Johnson.