1759: Boston

Adams, John
January 2011
Lapham's Quarterly;Winter2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p37
Academic Journal
The author discusses how he can gain a reputation as a lawyer of distinguished genius, learning, and virtue. He says that making frequent visits in his neighborhood and converse familiarly with people in their own style will require much thought and time. He emphasizes that extending his acquaintance among merchants, shopkeepers, and tradesmen will require more art and patience. He questions that if he looks out for a cause to speak can he gains a reputation.


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