Tuesday, 13 January, 1829

I have but little to say of the present. I have spent the time quite pleasantly in reading and reflection; have not mingled in society but little, and feel disinclined for exertion in the physical or mental, a species of lethargic indifference often felt by almost every individual in active life. Moments will come when we do not feel alive to every thing. I could almost now be animated by any occurrence. These feelings are disagreeable, but they are attended with their advantages and prepare us for greater exertion and long continued efforts.