Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Monday. 24th.

Wednesday. 26th.

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Tuesday. 25th.

Cloudy with occasional showers of hail and rain. Read the Account of Queen Anne by Mrs. Jamieson. I was not aware before that she became latterly intemperate. Office. Mr. Walsh came in and spent much time. I therefore executed very little. Walk. Afternoon read Benjamin Constant but without that degree of attention which it requires. Continued Cicero’s second Tusculan Question—Whether pain is an evil. He had too much mind to fall into the Stoic subtlety. Evening at home. Mr. T. K. Davis came in and passed an hour pleasantly. Nothing new.