Friday, 13 March, 1829

I had last night anticipated that this would give me the inestimable privilege of a lengthy conversation with H. But such expectations are frequestly blasted, and disappointement comes in the stead. Called away just as the moment had arrived for my expected pleasurable visit. I must go and leave all my own comfort for the sake of others... Well, this is my duty and we should prefer our duty to our pleasure, and never neglect the latter to indulge the former, if we do we must not expect a long continuace of confidence by the public.