Thursday, 26 June, 1828

Twilight streaks the east and as I gaze, its beauty increases. It speaks, in silent accent, Rise from the pillow and prepare to meet the morning in her golden robe. He who is inclined to sleep away the morning loses the most agreeable portion of his life in senseless nothing. Always be aware of the morning of the natural day and of the morning of life and in each commence some good and advantageous work, and slack in the midday heat.