Morning severely cold. At the Office, examining the Law Case without finding much.
Read also some of the Massachusetts Reports. My system was not altogether in a good
condition, being a little deranged by last night’s Supper. Afternoon, went to see
Abby at Mrs. Frothingham’s. My feelings perhaps were more tender than usual, but her
coldness of manner was very astonishing, and after having suffered it for some time,
a strong reaction came over me and I left the house with feelings in no enviable condition.
I was so weak as not to be able to resist the tears which fell with bitterness, which
only proved to me how much I loved her. It is the first time I have felt as if I had
a right to complain. I sought to forget it by constant attention to some literary
subject at the Office. And so I read Dr. Johnson and Mr. Boswell. The fit went off
and I felt more calm.