Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Saturday. 15th.

Monday. 17th.

Sunday. 16th. CFA


Sunday. 16th. CFA
Sunday. 16th.

The Storm produced a lovely Summer morning which I enjoyed exceedingly in a little walk with my Child in her little Carriage. Attended divine service all day and heard Mr. Gannet of Cambridge preach. I have a totally improper prejudice against the man. His afternoon Sermon contained however the argument which has always been convincing to me against the doctrine of natural depravity, and which I have stated in this book somewhere, drawn from the invitation of little children by the Saviour, “for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” I read a Sermon of Warburton upon Truth which I did not find remarkable,1 and afterwards continued Chateaubriand. Mr. Degrand dined and spent the day. Quiet evening at home. Continued Dr. Granville and began Adventurer volume 4.


Probably the sermon by William Warburton, Bishop of Gloucester, entitled “The Nature and Condition of Truth,” which was the first sermon in the two volumes of his Works (12 vols., London, 1811–1841) devoted to sermons.