A fox ran up the street at noon-day. No birds love to fly down the wind, which protrudes them too fast & hurries them out of their poise: besides it blows-up their feathers, & exposes them to the cold. All birds love to perch as well a to fly with their heads to the windward. FOOTNOTE: The christenings at Faringdon near Alton, Hants from the year 1760 to 1777 inclusive were 152: the burials at the same place in the same period were 124. So that the births exceed the deaths by 28. I have buried many very old people there: yet of late several young folks have dyed of a decline.
Posted by sydney on Dec 26th, 1777