Jervis McEntee Diaries: July 14, 1872

Sunday, July 14, 1872- I am forty-four years old today, nearer I hope to some of the objects at which I have aimed in life and yet how far from much that one could desire. Sometimes I doubt if an artistic temperament is compatible with the happiest and serenest life, for while the satisfactions are often great how many inexpressible longings there are which will not shape themselves.

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