Saturday, 25 April, 1829

Have rode but little. Arranged my books, prepared some medicine, and evening went to spend a few moments with H. Our conversation was on domestic happiness. I stated at some length my ideas on the subject which appeared to be satisfactory. I do not think that it becomes a woman to interfere in her husband's concerns, and in all cases where feeling is concerned, and the wife does not yield to the judgment; if one wants one thing and the husband another, and the wife insists on her way and will not receive no, without getting into passion, will cause much, yes, very much discontent. It will in the end, or before the end comes, produce the worst consequences.