Diary of John Adams, volume 1

1767 May 17 Sunday.

1768. January 30th. Saturday Night.

Monday Morning [18 May] JA Monday Morning [18 May] Adams, John
Monday Morning 18 May

A fine Sun and Air.

Cushing at Barnstable said to me—happy is he whom other Mens Errors, render wise.1—Otis by getting into the general Court, has lost his Business.—Felix quern faciunt aliena Pericula cautum—other Mens Dangers, Errors, Miscarriages, Mistakes, Misfortunes.


From neither the punctuation nor the substance of this paragraph is it possible to tell where Judge Cushing’s direct discourse ends, but most likely it ends here.