Wednesday, October 2, 2013
SOMETHING VENTURED, SOMETHING GAINED
October 2, 1784
Rowed up the river as far as the lock, the longest row I ever took.
Reflection on the folly of supporting oneself incapable of that which one has never properly attempted.
William Windham (1750-1810) (Link), Diary (published 1866).
William Windham portraits:
Sir Joshua Reynolds, above; Sir Thomas Lawrence, below.
Click on Thames lock map below to enlarge.