19 July 1840

Had large thick motion and little bit afterwards. Little motion yesterday – bowels very good now.

[A-s bowels not well] costive wanting to do job and could not, but when I went to her, at last told her she had done very nicely which she said she did not know – and her cousin came directly afterwards.

11 July 1840

No motion since Wednesday morning.

A- so impatient when I say the least thing – promised her today best to utter no more about anything. I simply said I would not send out a large lump piece of sugar to the cuisinier – it was so tempting. ‘If I am to have the management, do pray let me’, said she, crossly – I will try not to speak again unless you ask me – ‘well, I shall be very much obliged to you’. Remember.