23rd January 1825

Newspaper wonders "There is now living at Barton an old lady of the name of Faunt who has nearly attaind the great age of 105 years — she has lately cut new teeth to the great surprise of the family — Stamford Mercury.
Took a walk to Hilly Wood brought home another plant of the white maidenhair fern that grows on a sallow stoven in a sort of spring wrote to Mr Sharp of the dead letter office — finishd my '2 ballads to Mary' which I intend to send to the Literary Gazette as also my 3 sonnets to Bloomfield & I am weary of writing

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