Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Sunday. 4th.

Tuesday 6th.

Monday. 5th. CFA


Monday. 5th. CFA
Monday. 5th.

The Storm continued with wind very high all the morning, so that instead of going out, I sat down in my Study quietly and continued reading Cicero de Natura Deorum in which I made considerable progress. I find my faculties are much more quick in the morning which makes me feel what a pity it is that they are so much thrown away always. Yet if I was to alter my way of life, however much I might improve by it, my reputation for business would not, so that I must even submit to the present arrangement.

I went to the Office at one o’clock, for a minute, but returned immediately. Found the walking better than I expected, so I went down after dinner to the Boylston Market to attend the Meeting of the Directors. Found only Messrs. French and Child. We soon accomplished our business and I drew up the record for the last and this Meeting thus getting a matter off my hands which has troubled me. Returned at sunset and read a little more of Cicero.

Evening, read to my Wife the rest of the Deformed Transformed and Heaven and Earth. After which Pope’s Homer and the Spectator.