Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/2/0041
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]
talking till my father and aunt, who some several yards behind, came up - my aunt also
admired her - Fine day and a fine air, but though I did not look at the thermometer at
noon, I think it must have been almost as high as any day this month. It stands
at 68° now, 10p.m. and Barometer 2 degrees below changeable - a few drops of rain in
the afternoon as well as evening – singing while I got in to bed -

Sunday 28
11 1/2
From example 1 page 186 to example 7 page 188 volume 1. Hutton - we all went to morning church
Mr Knight preached 34 minutes from prov. Chapter 19 part of verse 2. “also for the soul to be without knowledge,
it is good” - after the sermon a collection was made for the Bartlett building society, for the
promotion of xtn [Christian] knowledge - my aunt dined at Northgate - Marian and I read aloud the afternoon prayers -
read to myself the 1st 62 pp. [pages] of Riley’s narrative of his shipwreck of the west coast of
Africa in 1815 (1 volume 4to [quarto] published last year) Had tea at 5 and I went down the new bank
to the lecture. a young man, a Mr Ramsden of Jumples, who read prayers this morning
preached indifferently - moved to Miss Brown as passed her in going out of church and then called at the
vicarage and asked Miss Knight, who came up from church, how Mrs K- [Knight] was – the account very good -
returned up the old bank and got home at 1/2 past 8 - The people generally remark as
I pass along how much I am like a man I think they did it more than usual this
evening At the top of the Cunnery Lane as I went three men said as usual
that’s a man and one added does your cock stand - I know not how it is
but I feel low this evening I dont tthink quite so much of Miss Brown but still
too much The Greenwoods told me yesterday Miss Brown mentioned to
them my walking with her last Sunday but one and how abruptly I left
her when she was just going to ask me to call I answered I remember
ed having done so suddenly recollecting that it was my way home and it
would no be the thing for me to walk with her quite up to their own gate
The girl is evidently pleased with my attentions but I wish I could
get her out of my head - Finding my Aunt not come home, my father
and I set off and met her at the top of the Cunnery Lane - Fine day – though a
few floating black clouds in the morning and a short but heavy shower in
the midst of church this morning - briskish wind this evening. Barometer 1 degree above changeable
Fahrenheit 63 1/2° at 9 p.m - after supper read aloud the 5th of the Warrens Discourses -

June Monday 29
8 3/4
Sewing till twelve – a little after 12, walked down the old bank and called on
Mrs Tom Rawson - finding she was not at home, walked forwards to Pye nest, spent
the day there, Mr E- [Edwards] walked back with me in the evening (between 7 and 8) as far as Aked’s road,
I called and sat 1/4 hour at Northgate and got home a little before 9 - Mr and Miss Martha Hudson
called for a few minutes at Pye nest just after I got there and Mrs Weatherhead did the same at
Northgate this evening and I left her there. This seems to have been a lost day – Visiting hereabouts
gives me no after satisfaction and wasting my time in bed in the morning disturbs my
happiness for the day - my only pleasure is in the thought of having employed myself
profitably and deprived of this, my spirits are unable to support themselves - I have
felt low (though I have not seemed so) all the day, nor am I less so now (half past 9) -
Fine day – pleasant breezes, and little or no sun. Barometer 1 1/2 degrees below fair, that is 3 1/2
above changeable Fahrenheit 61 1/2° at 9 p.m.

Tuesday 30
5 1/2
11 1/4
Before Breakfast from example 7 page 188 to example 1 page 195 volume 1 Hutton - Read from page 207 to 223 volume 3 Les lecons
de l’histoire - read the 2 last lines of page 9 analysis principia hebraica - had 10 minutes nap and read from
verse 1465 to 1543 end of Elect. and from page 156 to 160 end of Adam’s translation -
Finished my mornings work a few minutes before 2 - made an extract or 2 from Lord Byron’s Childe Harold
and the lyrics at the end of the book in readiness to take it back - set off (down the old bank)
a little before 4, stayed at the library about 1/2 hour, looking out a couple of books with proper prints
for the children to copy at Pye nest - returned up the new bank, went to the top of
Bairstow, and walked up and down that little lane (towards the west) very nearly an hour - What
led me there was to have a view of Mr Brown’s house and to see if I should be able
to distinguish Miss B- [Brown] walking in the garden – I could do it very well with a telescope
and I thought of getting one - Found the wind so bracing and the situation so suited
to reflection and so happy in point of prospect that I almost made up my mind to
walk there often - Mused up the practicability of aiding my classical studies under
the tuition of Dr Carey - I should like to be at least 6 months with him - I 1st thought of this some
time ago – soon after I began to study his elements of Latin prosody – to mark the quantity of so many
lines, as I state it in my journal - (vid. 22nd September last) In the evening read the 27 chapter of Gibbon. i.e.
the first 68 pp. [pages] of volume 3 - Fine day – the sun made it warm walking to Halifax this afternoon in spite of a
strong wind - Barometer 1 1/2 degrees below fair – Fahrenheit 63 1/2 at 9 p.m. -
DateJun 1818
Extent1 page


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