Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Friday 2d.

Sunday. 4th.

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Saturday 3d.

Detained at home until rather late by a visit from Mrs. Angier who was anxious to procure some information respecting the settlement of poor Thomas’ affairs. Then to the Office. Received a letter from Sidney Brooks which is quite satisfactory.1 So that I am relieved from present anxiety respecting Mr. Johnson’s funds. I spent the remainder of the morning in Accounts and in writing a letter to Mr. J. explanatory.2 Then home. Read Sophocles.

Afternoon, after copying letter, read Miss Baillie’s Tragedy of Basil designed to represent Love on her principles of applying one passion to each specimen of Tragedy and Comedy. I must say I think she treats Love as an old Maid would treat it. She draws neither from her own heart nor any body else’s. Evening, Mr. Brooks was here. Afterwards Brumoy’s Greek Theatre.3


Letter missing.


CFA to T. B. Johnson, 3 Feb., LbC, Adams Papers.


CFA had earlier made repeated use of Pierre Brumoy’s Le théâtre des Grecs; see vol. 4, index.