Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Friday. 29th.

December. 1833. Sunday. 1st.

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Saturday. 30th.

Morning cloudy with heavy rain throughout the day. I went to the Office and sat very quietly reading the Parliamentary History. The papers relating to the breaking out of the disturbances are full of interest. They show the decisive tone which was taken from the first. There was no working up. The simultaneous rising throughout the Country is a very strong indication of the State of the question.

Afternoon, read Lord Bacon de Augmentis Scientiarum and finished the charming book of Virgils Aeneis containing his Descent. Evening quiet. Tom Jones, Racine and Boileau’s Correspondence.1


A collection of the correspondence of Racine and Boileau had first appeared in vol. 2 of the Mémoires de J. Racine, ed. Louis Racine, Paris, 1747–1750. CFA was perhaps reading the letters between them contained in vol. 6 of Racine’s Oeuvres complètes, ed. L. Aimé-Martin, 7 vols., Paris, 1825, a copy of which is at MQA.