Saturday, 13 June, 1829

I have visited a patient some ten miles from town at the house of one of those men that are always busy at nothing and were you to believe them have more work to do and do more than any other three men, and at the same time never accomplish anything. And as a necessary consequence never pay any. I hope you will endeavor to avoid following the example of such men. They are a disgrace to society and are mere drones. nothing is more obnoxious to my sight than an idle, lazy man. I can't endure them.