The heat overcomes the grass-mowers & makes them sick. There was not rain enough in the village to lay the dust. The water in my well rises! tho’ we draw so much daily! watered much. No dew, sun, & hase, rusty sunshine! The tempest on friday night did much damage at West-meon, & burnt down three houses and a barn. The tempests round on thursday and friday nights were very aweful! There was vast hail on friday night in several places. Some of the standard honey-suckles, which a month ago were so sweet & lovely, are now loathsome objects, being covered with aphides, & viscous honey-dews. Gardens sadly burnt.
Posted by sydney on Jul 11th, 1783