17 April 1836

No kiss – A- having taken two calomel pills and some opening mixture last night, Dr B[elcombe]’s prescription last month, was roused soon after five and again afterwards before getting up. She says her head is already rather relieved.

11 April 1836

No kiss.

Found my cousin gently come after my return from the funeral. I think A- rather better on the whole but her mind or spirits are subject to sad lowness, tho’ she had rather more lengthened gleams of cheerfulness today.

Had to prepare for cousin which made [me] late then.

06 April 1836

No kiss.

She is terribly low. I really know not what I shall do with her – if she is not better by and by, I really cannot go on.