adventure seemed bizarre.
He brought me home to my own house.... Am writing on ‘Representation.’ ... Man asks nothing so much as to be helped to selfcontrol.”
. Heard J. F. C. as usual.
‘She hath done what she could’ --a good text for me at this moment.
Independently of ambition, vanity, pride,all of which prompt all of us, I feel that I must do what my hand finds to do, taking my dictation and my reward from sources quite above human will and approbation.”
. ... Vicomte de Chabreuil
We had a long, and to me splendid, conversation.
Were I young this person would occupy my thoughts somewhat.
Very intelligent, simple, and perfectly bred, also a rosso
,--a rare feature in a Frenchman.”
. Let me live until to-morrow, and not be ridiculous!
I have a dinner party and an evening party to-day and night, and knowing myself to be a fool for my pains, am fain to desire that others may not find it out and reproach me as they discover it.”
“Got hold of Fichte
a little which rested my weary brain.”
“My party proved very pleasant and friendly.”
. .... I read last night at the Club
a poem, The rich man's Library
, which contrasts material and mental wealth, much to the disparagement of the former.
I felt as if I ought to read it, having inwardly resolved never again to disregard that inner prompting which leaves us no doubt as to the authority of certain acts which present themselves to us for ”