Saturday, 6 March, 1830

There is no situation in life free from disquietude and none, but crime excepted, which does not afford some moments of pleasure. I visited a very poor man's wife today and he expresssed himself as receiving satisfaction in his family. Said he could by his labor procure sufficient to satisfy all the real wants of life. His wife, however, will in the course of a few months be freed from all her earthly troubles. She has the consumption.