3rd August 1825

A person of the name of Clay came to see me the 'Editor of the Scientific Receptacle' he stopt with me all the rest [of the] day he talked much of poetry & Poets but the latter were such names that nobody knew but himself the correspondents of Dewey's Mathematical Companion &c &c— he told me an odd circumstance of the farmer in the fen growing nothing but 'Teazles' for the purpose of cording a nap on cloth they are stronger he says then the wild made so perhaps by cultivation

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