Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 8

Wednesday 4th.

Friday 6th.

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Thursday 5th.

At home all day. Occupation as usual. Evening at the Mansion.

This was a warm day with a damp Southerly wind but it cleared before night without rain. I was steadily occupied in writing and made some progress. This with a little of Menzel was all of my morning’s work.

After dinner, Tacitus history book 2. s 40 to 60. “The death of Otho” is perhaps the last specimen of the active principle of the Roman education in Republican days. He was too weak to live virtuously was yet noble enough to die resignedly. The removal from the scene of action was a weakness which shows that his temper was mild. It was the secret of his destruction. Evening at my father’s.