Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1



16th. JQA 16th. Adams, John Quincy

The gentlemen left us this morning for Portsmouth. The weather very cold. At home all day. Began the book of Epodes in 389Horace in the Evening. Between 1. and 2 in the morning before I retired. 9 10 in the Evening, is the professed bed hour, here: but there are Circumstances, which 19 times out of 20 delay it, till after 11. and it is a disagreeable reflection to me, that from an useless, attention, and fear for me, so far from producing its desired effect makes me lose, at least one hour every day; besides the additional vexation of seeing myself suspected; all these things are however only for a time, and I am thankful, that, it is verging so fast towards its end.