Friday, 16 April, 1830

So, when you wish to connect pleasure with business, always remember that accidents may happen in the paths of pleasure. Yes, there is the place for misfortunes to fall, particularly if you attempt to find pleasure in forbidden indulgences. And these misfortunes are doubly severe as they bring guilt and compunction, remorse, sorrow, and disgrace. So, mind that you are always in the path of duty, so that if misfortune should assail, you may still enjoy a clear conscience.