[Talking to Lady Stuart de Rothsay] V[ere] talked too much of poverty when confined at the lodge – had it to herself – but wanted Lady Stuart to pay her, Vere, board wages for the gardener. Lady S- thought this not right, for V- had the use of the garden and the gardener milked – and V- had the milk. Shabby of Vere – she said, too, that when Lady S- went over it made a great difference in her, Vere’s, weekly bills so that at last Lady S- took fowls and meat with her. Poor Vere, thought I, it is like her, but I merely said it was a great pity.
My cousin came before my first dinner but took no notice of him till going to bed.