[Boston—Thursday, 6 October 1864]

Oct. 6. Professor Goldwin Smith came to breakfast with the Governor Profr Holmes and his son the Colonel. We had a happy time. Goldwin Smith is earnest, fearless, thoughtful, indeed a powerful and interesting man, thin in figure but more active and lithe than most Englishmen. He is of active physical habits, rides horseback two hours every day and attributes the deterioration of our race as much as anything to inaction and the use of tobacco.

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