Tuesday, 8 September, 1830

If these obligations are entirely disregarded, you may at once give up the idea of peace or happiness. But you must not abandon the thought of amendment. The whole should be reviewed when the excitement has subsided. It should be reasoned dispassionately and the ultimate end be pointed out, and whichever may have been in error should acknowledge it (a thing not often done) and never be guilty of a similar offence. I hope that you may never be under the disagreeable necessity of any compromise in the domestic circle. But if you should escape, it may be set down as one of the wonders of a married life.