|July 23d. The Wind W, blowing high, boisterous, & very cold, & dark withall, in the Evening it made Severall – showers of very cold rain, my people most part of this week opening of wet Ditches, in the New Park at Coydan, & in Cae'r Môch, & in Gweyn tan y Berllan at home.|
|24th. The Wind S. S.W. Dark, cold & cloudy & raining hard in the Morning till 8, the rest of the day fair & clear, No Sermon to day at LLanfechell, tho there was one due, made but a poor Fair last Friday at Mould, especially for black Cattle, the Horse — Fair very poor likewise.|
|25th. The Wind S.W. & by S. a fair, clear, warm day from first to last, my people all this day employed, some in carrying stones to face a wet, weake part of the Orchard Hedge next the Meadow, others in working of it, and mending the wall of Cae'r Môch, others finishing the opening of wet drains in Cae'r Môch, and in the Meadow under the Orchard
26th. The Wind N.W. & by W. very cold weather, dark & cloudy — withall,to Day I've finished makeing all my hay into big Cocks.
The following Coppy of Latine Verses I received to day. [the poem appears in 'The Gentleman's Magazine' Vol VII, 1737 p. 371 sw]
Ut Tempus celeriter fugit, Amice!
Tam cito tu fugito a meretrice;
Non Amplius quære incertos honores,
Nec sordide sede inter [The Gentleman's Magazine has 'sede tu inter' sw] Pejores;
Sed vive honeste, beate, Jucunde,
Æqualiter, fortiter, recte ac munde,
Cum fluctuat Mare, cum resonant Venti,Ac Nive cum Montes velantur ingenti