Wednesday, 26 November, 1828

Was up in the mountains today. How agrievously dirty do some people live, and have plenty of property to be comfortable. I have seen in this neighborhood floors that could not have been cleaned since they were laid, clothes that have never had one day of leisure since made, and I do not think have ever been off from the body since first put on. What is the use of property if people do not enjoy it or is it possible that these receive their pleasure from such courses. A medium is best.