Stevens 1894-05-07

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Cloudy but only a very slight shower. Lively at work mowing nettles etc in orchard and sowing black oats among vetches. Mr Cluff called to borrow my lawn mower for half an hour. He is taking the Librarianship on Monday evenings, but says some (Miss Thame and Mrs Harris) complained last Monday that people had the library books in houses where there was scarlet fever and brought them to be exchanged. I reminded Mr Cluff that I put a notice outside school door several weeks ago to the effect that library books which had been taken to houses in which there was fever should be kept back for the present to be funigated or disinfected.

Dr Hole wrote to me yesterday inviting me to preach at Christ Church Worthing on Wednesday evening, June 6th, one of a series of sermons to be preached during the week. His church is to be reopened after alterations etc by Bishop of Chichester on Saturday the 2nd. He asks me to preach on the “necessity for singing in the service of Praise being devout.” I promised to do so, taking for my text Psalms Cviii .1 PB version, to go to him on the Tuesday and return on the Saturday. He invites me to be there on the Sunday, but I cannot get away, and the Monday will be club day here.