Feb. 2nd – Candlemas Day

Being Candlemas Day, there was a grand entertainment at the Temple Hall, for the Judges, Sergeants-at-law, etc. The Prince of Wales was there incog., the Lord Chancellor, Earl of Macclesfield, Bishop of Bangor, and several persons of quality. Mr. Baker was Master of the Ceremonies, and received all the company ; at night there was a comedy acted by the Company of His Majesty’s Revels from the Theatre in the Haymarket, called ” Love for Love ;” and the Societies of the Temple presented the Comedians with L50. The ancient ceremony of the Judges, etc., dancing round our coal fire, and singing an old French song, was performed with great decency.