On the subject of affairs, I ended by asking her to keep the whole of the establishment, for I really could not stay to see myself ruined. She frets over Cliff Hill going to ruin. Poor thing, she will fall a sacrifice to her estate, which she cannot manage herself and will not leave to anybody else’s management – her reason will at least succumb?
Then with A- talking things over. At last she begged me to cheer – she thought we could do, but she said nothing whether she would take upon her the expenses of the establishment or not – but said she could not bear to see me so unhappy.