February 14, 1772

1772 February 14 (Friday).  Mr. Adams here with me and Spends the Day here; which does exceedingly interrupt my Studys.  He wants a Number of my Books, and importunes me till I consent.  He has St. Augustine of the City of God.  Translation of Juvenal and Persius, by Dryden etc. and the Latin by  Farnaby: The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety: the Gentlemans Library: Life of de Rente and the Christian Philosopher.  For which he gives me Mr. Gouge’s Works, Calvins Institutions; Dr. Youngs Night Thoughts, Dr. Whitbys Protestant Reconciler; Dr. Evans Christian Temper; and Dr. Stillingfleets Orig. Sacrae 4to.  To which he adds a Number of Pamphlets.  At Eve he goes to Dr. Hawes.  My Grandson Elias rides my Horse to Leicester and to leave him with my Son Alexander, my English Hay being short.