Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Tuesday. 5th.

Thursday. 7th.

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Wednesday. 6th.

A succession of clear, warm days. I went to town after a not very early breakfast. Office where I was engaged in copying for my father several letters and this with making up my Diary consumed my time. Thus passes the most valuable portion of the time, which I do not profit by.

To Medford—The day becoming rather oppressive. Afternoon passed rather languidly. I read a little of the Life of Hampden which contains much of plain good sense without much ornament. Also made considerable progress in the reading of Ovid. I do not think I have ever so wasted a Summer. But the spring of exertion is much relaxed with me. I am fond of literature and of luxury—Attached to my family and I hope a tolerably moral man. The rest is in me but I do not know whether circumstances will ever be favourable or my courage great enough to bring it out. Evening, Mr. and Mrs. Angier, not her husband but her brother.1


That is, Mrs. John Angier and one of her husband’s brothers, Joseph or Luther.