Very clear but cool. Usual exercises. Evening at the Mansion.
After the usual time passed with my daughter, I attended divine worship and heard
Mr. Lunt preach from 2 Samuel 24. 24. “And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I
will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the
Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing.” A discourse upon the connexion between
religious feeling and self sacrifice. A principle which has it’s origin in the action
of the mind to explain which would require a philosophical treatise. The discourse
was however very good. Afternoon Proverbs 17. 17 “A friend loveth at all times.” Upon
friendship, it’s value and utility.
Read a discourse of the English Preacher by the Revd. Jeremiah Seed decidedly more
to my taste than any I have yet seen in the collection. Text Proverbs 15. 17. “Better
is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.” It is
preceptive but full of good sense and sound judgment, upon the modes of cherishing
the domestic affections.
I forgot last Sunday to notice the discourse of Dr. Rogers Psalm 119. 63, upon virtuous
connections which I read without recording. Visits from Mr. and Mrs. Harrod, and evening
at the Mansion.