N(1782)S. July. 1st. Monday.
This morning I went to the English Library and took out 1. volume of the preceptor, and thrée of Clarissa.1 Rained all the afternoon.
1. Robert Dodsley, The Preceptor: Containing a General Course of Education. Wherein the First Principles of Polite Learning are Laid Down . . . for . . . the Instruction of Youth . . ., 2 vols., London, 1748; and Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa; Or, The History of a Young Lady . . ., 8 vols., London, 1747–1748.