Snowy weather, a great part of the day. My Aunt quite unwell. The Ladies did not attend
the meeting. Sacrament day. The forenoon Sermon was adapted to the occasion. Hebrews
VIII, 6th. But now he hath obtained a more excellent ministry, by, how much also he
is the mediator of a better covenant which was established upon better promises. The
afternoon text was in John XII. 26. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where
I am, there shall also my servant be; if any man serve me, him will my father honour.
I have often wondered how a preacher, can continually produce two Sermons a week,
without repeating almost perpetually the same thing: the sphere, in which they are
limited being so contracted, and morality for the most part, the Subject they must
speak upon. The fertility of the brain is as inconceivable a thing as the faculty
of thinking itself. Rain'd all the Evening, and probably all the snow that fell in
the morning, will be dissolv'd by to morrow.