Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Wednesday 28th.

Friday 30th.

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Thursday 29th.

A cold morning. I went to the Office, that is to say I get there at about eleven o’clock after I have been to the National Insurance Co. rooms and read the papers. Mr. Walsh came in and talked some time and I went out to take a walk, so that I only executed a little of my Diary. It is rather dull now, and pays nothing for the labour of keeping, but my spirits appear to be relieved and that is a great thing.

Livy. My Wife went to Jamaica Plains to dine with Mrs. Gorham, and Mr. Walsh and I had a tète a tète. Afternoon, Plutarch and I resumed Burnets Memoirs of his own time which I have twice before began and failed to finish.1 Mr. Brooks was here for a minute at tea. Afterwards, finished the Travels to Norway and afterwards read Goguet. It was cold.


CFA’s earlier attempts to read Bishop Gilbert Burnett’s History of His Own Time are recorded in vols. 2:391; 6:402.