Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

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Monday. 10th.

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Sunday. 9th.

Weather cloudy. Attended divine service all day. Mr. Putnam. Ecclesiastes 1. 14. “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun and behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” A moral common place. John 14. 6. “I am the truth.” These discourses did not keep my attention whether it was that they were dull or I was, I did not decide. Sermon of Atterbury. Job 22. 21. “Acquaint now thyself with him and be at peace.” 1. What is acquaintance with God. 2. Its use to be at peace. 3. The time now i.e. with Job a moment of affliction. Hence the general subject of the relief of piety in times of trouble. Subject good, treatment slight. Evening quiet. Mr. Degrand called in to spend an hour, but had nothing to say.