Sunday, 8 February, 1829

I have seen poverty in all its pride today. Poor, destitute creatures, you are accustomed to suffer and these little offsprings have never tasted a better cup, and probably are as contented as those of the wealthy. It must be entirely mismanagement that begets this low degree of indigence.

Merciful Father, give me a good heart that I may never neglect the poor, suffering creatures of poverty. It seems to be a source of consolation to be attended with a passing notice.