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DateRange: 1828-10-17 - 1829-09-05
17 October 1828
5 September 1829.
“What is a man,
If his chief good, and market of his time,
Be but to sleep, and feed? a beast, no more.
Sure, he, that made us with such large discourse
Looking before, and after, gave us not
That capability and godlike reason
To rust [fust] in us unus’d.”
. Titlepage of D/CFA/7, from which the following entries through 3 September 1829
(ending the present volume) derive. See the descriptive listing of CFA’s MS
diaries in the Introduction
. CFA’s concluding date “5 September 1829” is his own error.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.