Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Branch Giles

I am become more firmly fixt to the glebe. if you visit me as a farmer, it must be as a condisciple: for I am but a learner; an eager one indeed but yet desperate, being too old now to learn a new art. however I am as much delighted & occupied with it as if I was the greatest adept.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 28:337.

condisciple: A fellow disciple or scholar; a shoolfellow or fellow student (Oxford English Dictionary).

Thomas Jefferson
William Branch Giles
Date Range
April 27, 1795
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson