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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-01-01-02-0002-0002-0024

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1756-02-24

24 Tuesday.

A fine morning. We are told that Demosthenes transcribed the history of Thucidides 8 times, in order to imbibe and familiarize the elegance and strength of his stile. Will it not then be worth while for a candidate for the ministry to transcribe Dr. Tillotson’s Works.
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.
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