Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

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Sunday. 23d.

Pleasant day with a slight but refreshing shower. I passed my morning in copying the letter I had written to Mr. Hallett which he has not condescended to take the least notice of.

Attended divine service and heard Mr. Lunt, in the morning Ephe-284sians 3. 19. “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with the fulness of God,” and in the afternoon Job 21. 7. “Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power.” Two good sermons of which I heard less than I could wish from my bad habit of inattention.

Read a Sermon of Sterne’s upon covetousness Acts 24. 26. “He hoped also, that money should have been given him of Paul that he might loose him.” The conduct of Felix swayed by the mercenary motives here discussed. I like these discourses much. They present a contrast to Barrow very surely, but are likely to be of far greater practical use.

Read a part of Lessing’s Laocoon.1 Evening, walk with my father to Mr. Edward Miller’s. Found there himself, his wife and daughter, and there came in Mr. Price Greenleaf, Mr. J. H. Foster and J. Q. Adams who dined here, and E. C. Adams. Home at ten.


Two sets of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Sammtliche Schriften are at MQA, one 21 vols., Berlin, 1771, the other 9 vols., Berlin, 1785.