Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

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Tuesday. 21st.

The weather changes to much cooler. The child was pronounced better this morning much to my relief. I went to the office and was busy in Accounts which I find now assuming a little more of ease. The pressure has operated and seems likely to operate upon my receipts. I am now just getting rid of embarrassment. Drew the Dividend at the Life Insurance Co. which is improving.

Short walk. Afternoon at home but my late nights prevented a very good employment of time. Read Lord Bacon’s History of Life and Death, a work of singular character and full of imaginations with many valuable ideas. Finished the Aeneid of Virgil. I have read it with pleasure though not with the critical accuracy of Horace. I find repetition of a Classic only shows me how much I let escape before. Evening quiet. My wife retired early. It was cold.