Friday, 26 December, 1828

Day appears in the east and calls for action. I wonder what will be the consequence to H. - will happiness attend, if anticipated success fail? Ah! There is the fatal answer, and time will answer, and probably in a voice which to me will be more gratifying than has ever before greeted my auditories; but I have ventured, and must still continue to venture. The whole course of life is a venture and death also.