Tuesday, October 13 1761

…At home all day; in the evening posted my day book, and read part of Russell’s OEconomy of Human Nature, which I think a very good thing, but only a little pedantic. Oh, how dismal is my present situation; the thoughts of my wife run so often in my mind, and may they ever be in my thoughts, and produce a virtue equal to that possessed by that dear creature… [33 words omitted].

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