Monday, 7 September, 1829

The day has passed and gone. I have spent the day in reflection and reading. My circumstances are constant in mind. I now see them unfavorable, and a species of gloomy anticipation appears hovering round the mind. And a small portion of our time probably cannot be better employed than in considering how we stand and the situation of future prospects. It has a tendency to restrain extravance if such a disposition should be present.