Benjamin Robert Haydon to Elizabeth Barrett, 28 April 1843:
'I have been sadly shocked at Reading Wilkie[']s life, -- to think that for 20 years of our
earliest Friendship when daily I used to read to him my journal of my thoughts -- & he used to
speak of the danger of all personal remarks in [a] journal [...] It [i.e. Haydon's] was only a
journal of conclusions on Art, & Poetry which have been the foundation of my lectures -- I am
shocked that I never knew [italics]he[ed italics] kept a journal of nothing but remarks on his
Friends their weaknesses & follies'.