Friday, January 30, 2009

05Oct1864, A Good Deal of Reading

HARDWICK, October 5th, 1864.
—We did a good deal of reading : Butler on Personal Identity (a subject that I cannot help feeling instinctively it is ludicrous to argue about), and on Virtue ; a long pull at Mill "On Liberty," which shakes and bewilders nearly all my opinions, leaving me with my head in a bag ; and a little bit of Carlyle ; interposing between the 2 latter studies was a good rapid stump down the hill and about the park which did me good. The Duke and Lou came for dinner.

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