Adams Papers

August 7. 1796. Sunday.

August 7. 1796. Sunday.

I am reading a Work of Cicero that I remember not to have read before. It is intituled M. Tullii Ciceronis Si Deo placet Consolatio.1 Remarkable for an ardent hope and confident belief of a future State.

Mr. Whitcomb preached and dined with Us. Prince, having provoked beyond bearing by his insolent Contempt of repeated orders, got a gentle flogging, and went off, i.e. run away. Thomas Lothrop return’d from Bridgwater.

1Cicero’s Consolatio is a work of which only fragments, some of them known to be spurious, survive.

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