Monday, 17 July, 1865

Another rainy day. I don’t remember when we had a fair day. The earth is saturated with water. – – Hardie came from Mrs. Hill’s this morning. I am at work on a coarse under-skirt this morning. – – I am very much pleased with the work I am reading (Cumming on the End).1Probably The End: or The Proximate Signs of the Close of This Dispensation (1855). I employ more of my time reading now than I ever did and mean to employ still more. I have worked for naught long enough that I will give more of my time now to the study of the Bible and other profitable reading, which I have too much neglected hitherto. Thought I was doing right, but upon close examination I find I have been doing injustice to myself.