A- got ready to go then began to cry and I at last persuaded her to stay at home.

No, if I did, I should not go – she said that consoled her. Asked after A-, how long she had been with me – five and a half years – had I known her long? All her life. Hinted at her being so unlike me – I said the being like was not necessary, being suitable was a different thing. [Princess] R[adzivill] thought she was very mild – yes, but she orders the house – R- should not have thought her capable of this. Poor A-, I see they wonder at her and at me for having her.

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