Monday, 16 August, 1830

The inexperienced are sanguine in their expectations. The experience of age produces no cooling effect on the excited mind and the daily scenes before them of the pain and misery of the inconsiderate, is disregarded because they imagine they themselves will not act as others. But we are all human, all liable to error, and all operated on by the same causes and suffer from the same occurrences. We should well consider and be well prepared before we attempt the married state.