Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday July 15, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 15, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, July 15, 1886 Went to the 11 oclock train to meet Weir but he was delayed and did not reach here until nearly 1. We took a walk out on the commons. He finds great consolation in his peculiar beliefs but his thoughts I could follow only in a general way. I am willing to concede much which he advances but much of it is intangible to me. Still he seems hopeful and cheerful and he has many anxieties. He seems to believe a way will be opened to us out of every difficulty and if a way is not opened to us then that is best for us. I feel quite sure of this but somehow it does not make me contented nor happy. I realise that much of my unhappiness is in anticipation and if I were at work I am sure I should escape much of this. I feel very idle and yet have not the heart to do any thing in Art. I seem to be utterly empty in that direction.

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