A- queer this morning, as always nowadays since [Astrakhan] or before. She mumps [sulks] one half and cries the other half her time – I cannot stand it. Think of getting off to visit Vere, going to Dorpat, writing on Russia – taking Joseph Booth and Oddy, or perhaps someone from Dorpat – Briggs to be left at Shibden. How thankful I shall be to be well rid of A-. Tis from [Kizlyar] on the Steppes of Russia that I think so seriously of it.