[With Vere] This, she owned, had something to do with her present illness. I laughed and said she ought to have taken me – my income to hers would have made a difference – we should have got on very well together. It was too late now, all her own fault but, thought I, it is better as it is – she would not have suited me. She, like Lady S[tuart], is out at the elbows. Let it be a lesson to me.
A- queer about money – this will not do – we shall never stick together. I will labour my accounts and set myself straight and prepare to do without her in case of need.