Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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events of another day It is a dead calm Bessie says we are come to a part of the sea where there is no motion but the wind will take its revenge on us in a few days I fancy Lenox continues an invalid and by Mr. Harris's advice continues in my cabin as much as possible. Mrs. Harris says speaking of Len, "Your Brother Mr. Bussell seems so good, so gentle so unlike other men that I should say he was too amiable to live." We have fallen into a kind of routine of employment and consequently find the time less heavy than we did at first. We breakfast at 8½. and pass the intervening time to our 3 o'clock dinner in working or writing From that time till tea 7 o'clock I pass on the deck in reading this exposure to the air I try to fancy [Page 11]