June 30th, 1763, morning

-What I read last night, while I couldn't sleep.

Dr. Nathaniel Cotton: Visions in Verse for Entertainment of Young Minds (1751)
Real happiness can be found in the home.
Life's journey could best be met through marriage, which, rightly understood, gives to the tender and the good, a paradise below.
The family circle ist the source of comfort; the home and fireside the location and symbol of warmth.

-So what does that tell me about my domestic happiness?

Now I have to go, we're leaving for Littledale now and will stay there until Sunday - thank the Lord, Harriet will be with me.


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