Wednesday, 23 June, 1830

It is sometimes a fatal mistake to trust in the veracity of the most intimate acquaintance. You do not know an individual, even if you have been brought up from infancy in the same family. Permit me to tell you, you do not know yourself. You know not the effect of strong temptation. Touch an untried point of sensibility. Here it will require all the fortitude to overcome an assault skillfully and perseveringly managed. But never give way if such acts require secrecy.