In the morning my brother came over and breakfasted with us, and after breakfast he carried my wife to Lewes… At home all day busy. Mr Gibbs being a-drawing of the pond in the Street, he made me a present of 2 carp.
I cannot say I think it prudent of my wife to go Lewes now as I look for the Duke of Newcastle down at Halland next week and as I have several journeys to go which I must postpone on account of her going, whereby my business sustains a disadvantage. But, and alas! what can be said of a woman’s temper and thought? Business and family advantage must submit to their pride and pleasure. But though I mention this of woman, it may perhaps be as justly applied to men, but most people are blind to their own follies.