Thursday, 25 February, 1830

Still importuned for stronger food and more of it. It is disgusting to hear such volumes of wisdom as they possess. Mrs. Jacobson is the only amiable woman that visits us, and she has nothing to say about eating and drinking. Miss Small has washed and dressed the child every day and made some observations incompatible with her former reputation; and they have been offensive. But all must say what they please; and, if you can, keep mild.