THIS ENTRY IS ON A SEPARATE SCRAP OF PAPER WHICH HAS BEEN STUCK INTO THE DIARY AT THIS POINT, EVEN THOUGH THE SCRAP IS DATED SATURDAY 16.8.35. I'VE INCLUDED THE SAME ENTRY AT 16.8.35. IN THE AUGUST SPREADSHEET. N.B. THE DATE 16.8.35 WOULD HAVE BEEN A SATURDAY, SO WB HASN'T WRITTEN THE WRONG MONTH BY MISTAKE.
Sat. Morn: August 16th. 1735. a terrible frightfull dream, of thick Collums of Smoak with some small sparklings of fire in ye Chimney & west Window of the Stable l[o sw]ft. & W.D. [William Davies, WB'S head servant sw] carrying a Water Engine (had I supp[ose sw]d at Bodewryd)to ye Top of the Hill which discharged a great quantity of water on ye [? sw]l[? sw] af[? sw]d wch. greatly diminished it. but the fright awoke me before I could see the End – [saw sw] afterwards some of the house Chimneys in ye Same manner, ye Parlour Chimney I am [Sure sw] of [was sw] one