Was at Kendall's chamber after dinner; and likewise drank tea there. At home all the
evening reading and writing; a number of junior's had quite a frolic in Clarkes chamber.
from Medford, was 20 the 8th. of last November. Although his chamber is directly
opposite to mine, I have but little intercourse with him. His character is far from
amiable. Envy and vanity appear to me to be the most remarkable traits which distinguish
him. He always appears discontented with himself and with all the world beside. There
is but one person, of whom he speaks uniformly, and invariably well; and perhaps this
is because, no one will ever take the task from him. Such is his admiration for this
gentleman, that being incapable of displaying the same talents he is contented with
aping his foibles which are sufficiently numerous and conspicuous. He proposes studying
physic, and in that profession I hope, he will be useful; for any other he would not
be suited, for I believe he would be a surly lawyer, and, an illiberal bigoted divine.