Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 3

Wednesday. 25th.

Friday 27th.

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Thursday. 26th.

The morning opened very dark with a high wind, which in the course of the day increased to a violent gale with floods of rain. I decided upon remaining at home, very wisely as it turned out. My time was taken up at home in continuing the Catalogue with which I made very considerable progress. But the uniformity of the course of proceeding prevents any particular notice of it. I find I do not get as much information from it as I anticipated, excepting as to the titles of books and names of authors, which is all superficial. In the afternoon my father asked me to begin upon the German books which I did and we finished about one half of them. I know so little about them as to make it very dull work. The house was flooded with rain and leaked in so many parts as to satisfy me it must soon be repaired or a new house built. It was cold and stormy and I wished myself at home.