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Thursday, 11 February, 1830

Visited the self-made miserable young man alluded to on the ninth. He is at a respectable house, who are ignorant of his situation. If they find out his disease, how soon will they turn him from under their roof. This he is sensible of and proves a source of misery to him and he feels the guilt of imposing on their kind hospitality. I entreat you never to be in a situation so miserable and deplorable; when you can avoid it. Unjust pleasure is always bought with pain.