1840

[April] 17th sentimental Good Friday It was a fine day and I devoted the day to a stroll to Hackney – A place of interesting recollections and associations – I was admitted says my Journal to my old friend Mary Hays – then in her 80th Year a very old woman Quite infirm she says she finds it a trial to live and wishes for death – Yet she enjoys books and reads without spectacles she was pleased with my calling on her –