Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 1

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Name still out, continue upon my Diary. Lecture from Mr. Everett,1 evening spent at home. Entered my name.

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In his next ten lectures (all recorded by CFA in his Lecture Notebook between 4373 and 14 November, see Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 314) Professor Everett discussed the great Greek dramatists, satirists, and historians.

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5. VIII.

Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography. Mr. Everett’s Lecture. Declamation, evening, intention to visit the Theatre, rain detains me. Party at Sheafe’s to Whist and an Oyster Supper.

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6. VIII.

Missed Prayers, remain at Cambridge all day, employed in reading and writing my Diary. Mr. Everett’s Lecture as usual.

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7. VIII.

Missed Prayers, attended Chapel, President Kirkland, Mr. Pierpont,1 finish my large Diary and commence upon my notes.2

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John Pierpont, Congregational minister of the Hollis Street Church, Boston ( Mass. Register, 1824, p. 83).

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CFA’s lecture notes, which he now wrote up in a separate book. See entry for 21 Oct., and note, above. His “large Diary” was presumably D/CFA/4; see note on entry for 1 Nov., above.

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Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography. Mr. Everett’s Lecture, Mr. Farrar’s and his recitation. Paley, evening attend the Theatre, Carriage, Miss Kelly, She stoops to conquer.

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Prayers, recitation, Topography, review, Mr. Everett, Mr. Farrar, miss in Paley, evening, notes of Mr. Farrar’s lectures.1

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See entry for 19 Oct., and note, above.

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Prayers, recitation, Topography, Mr. Everett, Mr. Farrar, Paley. Evening, reading Corinne1 and supper at Willard’s.

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By Mme. de Stael. See entry for 25 Oct., above. CFA’s set of her Oeuvres completes, 17 vols. in 9, Paris, 1820–1821, is in the Stone Library.

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11. VIII:30

Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography, writing notes and reading Corinne, no exercises for my division, evening, attend the Theatre with Chapman, Mr. Cooper, The Honey-Moon.1

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The English actor, Thomas Abthorpe Cooper (1776–1849), was appearing in John Tobin’s play.

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