Morning at the Office and in Court. Heard an argument upon a Case which was not interesting
in itself, but which the difference between the Counsel in the cause made amusing.
I do not admire Mr. Rand.1
His is a mind of that narrow stamp which admits impressions out of the mere common
line with difficulty. Afternoon, finished Smith and commenced Say’s Political Economy
which I propose to take in continuation, but my room was not very agreeable in the
high winds of this month. Evening, Pope’s Letters to Wycherley and Walsh.